iOS 12.1.4, Apple updates iPhone to fix FaceTime hole


Apple releases iOS 12.1.4, a new software update for iPhones that corrects the serious security problem of FaceTime, the company's video calling platform. Just a few weeks ago, a huge and critical security flaw was discovered in FaceTime . Users making a video call could hear the recipient. Even if he didn't answer. Apple had to temporarily disable the platform.

The update, which comes with the number iOS 12.1.4 and with a weight of approximately 100 MB, adds the patch that solves this error . Therefore, FaceTime will work correctly after the update. In the event that you don't update, you won't be able to use the group video calling option, which is where the bug was made. Of course, the bug fix prevents hackers or malicious software from exploiting the small gap in video calls. Apple has not released any further information. The update does not bring any news other than the patch itself. Group video calls came with iOS 12, with the ability to video with more than 30 people.


Apple could provide compensation to the young man who discovered this security flaw. I would do this through the bug discovery compensation program. In 2016, the Cupertino company started with this program, where users who find important bugs in the system are paid up to $ 200,000 .

How to update to the latest version

The new version of iOS is now available for all iPhone and iPad users. To update, you just have to go to ' settings', 'general' and 'system update'. Check that the latest version is already available to download and install and let the iPhone follow the steps. It is important to have sufficient internal space on the device, in addition to a battery of at least 50 percent. Although this is a small update, it is advisable to back up your data.

Via: Gizchina.