MacAlert!

Up to the minute Apple and Mac news alerts

Apple is compensating the 14-year-old who discovered major FaceTime security bug

[2019-02-07 15:24:19]

Apple released iOS 12.1.4 today to fix a major security flaw in FaceTime that allowed people to eavesdrop on iPhone users. The bug was originally reported to Apple by Michele Thompson after her 14-year-old son, Grant, discovered that you could add yourself to a Group FaceTime call and force recipients to answer immediately. Apple was initially slow to respond, but the company has now credited the discovery to Grant Thompson of Catalina Foothills High School. Apple also tells The Verge that it’s compensating the Thompson family for discovering the vulnerability, and providing an additional gift to fund Grant Thompson’s tuition. Apple hasn’t revealed exactly how much it’s paying the Thompson family. Apple has a mixed history with paying...

Apple is compensating the 14-year-old who discovered major FaceTime security bug


Read more....



RELATED!

Netflix’s iOS app can now automatically download your next episode, just like Android

Apple releases iOS 12.1.4 to fix Group FaceTime security flaw

Big-name travel apps may secretly record your iPhone screen, including credit card info

Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts is leaving in April

FuboTV becomes the second live TV service to integrate with Apple’s TV app

Apple’s new Safari privacy settings threaten web-based VR and AR

Apple HomePod is $70 off, plus Anker and Echo discounts at Amazon

Apple will let AT&T put its fake 5G E network icon on iPhones

Apple is selling refurbished iPhone X models starting at $769

Apple expands Animoji roster with giraffes, warthogs, owls, and sharks

Microsoft preparing to bring Xbox Live to iOS, Android, and Nintendo Switch

Anker undercuts Apple with new USB-C to Lightning cable

Why Apple went to war with Facebook and Google this week

Apple’s new Smart Battery cases work great, but they aren’t for everybody

Apple delays FaceTime bug fix until next week