We’ve been watching the FaceTime exploit drama carefully here at MVR Group. Several of our clients have called asking for guidance on how to handle the potential threat. Apple has officially released a patch with an explanation.
Here’s what Apple said on Thursday:
“Today’s software update fixes the security bug in Group FaceTime,” Apple said. “We again apologize to our customers and we thank them for their patience. In addition to addressing the bug that was reported, our team conducted a thorough security audit of the FaceTime service and made additional updates to both the FaceTime app and server to improve security. This includes a previously unidentified vulnerability in the Live Photos feature of FaceTime. To protect customers who have not yet upgraded to the latest software, we have updated our servers to block the Live Photos feature of FaceTime for older versions of iOS and macOS.”
Full article available on CNBC here: