Apple He couldn't try to quickly find a solution to his FaceTime video call security application, who could see and listen to other users without their consent. The Cupertino giant announced that next week it will be launching an update with which it will reactivate the groups.
FaceTime app vulnerability on Monday particularly affected groups and allowed to see and listen to other users before calling a camera or microphone from an Apple device.
This "bug" (computer error) that causes the FaceTime function in the security problem group is already fixed on Apple servers, the company said in a statement.
Apple plans to activate the video call service FaceTime next week with a software update. (AP Photo / Marcio Jose Sanchez, file)
An application group feature that has been deactivated since the issue was detected will be enabled again next week according to software update provided by Cupertino company.
Apple apologized to the users affected by the FaceTime error and thanked the Thompson family in Tucson, United States, whose 14-year-old son had warned of this problem and had already warned Apple. the existence of vulnerability days before it was publicly known.
The American company, as soon as its engineers were aware of the details of the error, "quickly deactivated the FaceTime function of the group and started working on the solution," the statement said.
Apple has expressed its commitment to improving the process by which we receive and process this kind of communication so that they get to the right people as soon as possible, "they conclude from the company.