Apple to recompense teen who found Group FaceTime eavesdrop bug

Apple has pronounced it will recompense a teen who initial found a confidence bug in Group FaceTime that authorised users to eavesdrop before a call was picked up.

The bug was initially reported to Apple by 14-year-old Grant Thompson and his mother, though a family struggled getting in hit with a association before a bug was detected elsewhere and went viral on amicable media.

The payout will tumble underneath Apple’s bug bounty, that incentivizes confidence researchers to explain a prerogative for secretly submitting confidence bugs and vulnerabilities to a company. Apple will also offer an vague additional present to Thompson’s education.

“In further to addressing a bug that was reported, a group conducted a consummate confidence review of a FaceTime use and done additional updates to both a FaceTime app and server to urge security, an Apple orator told TechCrunch. “This includes a formerly unclear disadvantage in a Live Photos underline of FaceTime.”

“To strengthen business who have not nonetheless upgraded to a latest software, we have updated a servers to retard a Live Photos underline of FaceTime for comparison versions of iOS and macOS,” pronounced Apple.

Apple rolled out iOS 12.4.1 on Thursday, that Apple says “provides critical confidence updates and is endorsed for all users.” The company’s separate confidence advisory also credited Thompson with anticipating a bug.

Update to iOS 12.1.4 to re-enable Group FaceTime