FaceTime Apple Group: Michel G. Thompson wrote on Facebook her son found the bug
One mistake in Apple's Face-to-Face feature, FaceTime, which caused major privacy and security intimidation among users, was first discovered by a 14-year-old schoolgirl in Arizona, his mother said. In a tweet, Michele G Thomson, a lawyer, said her son "can listen to your iPhone / iPad without your approval."
She said she filed the error report to the California company and waited for an answer.
"Awesome things!" she Twitter.
"My son found a major drawback in Apple's new iOS, which allows you to hear another person close to their iPhone or iPad. I checked it several times and I could listen to my kids who can do without their knowledge, said Ms. Thompson at the Facebook Post.
Apple disable the calling function of the FaceTime group until it issues a software patch later this week. Social media people reported that they could replicate the bug before turning off the post.
"We are aware of this issue and we identified a fix that will be released in the software update later this week," said Apple spokeswoman, according to Reuters news agency.
Even Jack Dorsey, chief executive of Twitter, who has 4.13 million followers of the microblogging service, had a cautious warning: "Disable FaceTime for now until Apple fixes them."
The bug allows people to listen to and even see those encountered on iPhones, even if the other person does not respond to their phone. When the phone number is dialed in FaceTime, the caller can pull up from the bottom of the screen and touch the option to add a person, according to a video demonstration.
If the caller then enters their own number as the one of the added caller, a group call begins even if the caller does not even respond. The caller can then eavesdrop the person who is called, and in some demonstrations can even see them through the camera. Call reduction interrupts the connection.
Apple announced financial results for its fiscal year 2019, the first quarter ended December 29, 2018. He reported quarterly revenue of $ 84.3 billion, a fall of 5 percent from the previous quarter. International sales accounted for 62% of quarterly revenue.
"While it was disappointing to miss our revenue guidelines, we run Apple in the long run, and the results of this quarter show that the core strength of our business is deep and broad," Apple CEO Tim Cook said in a statement.
With inputs from agencies