As per a report from TechCrunch, Apple was alerted about the vulnerability via the company's official vulnerability reporting portal and as soon as it was confirmed, Apple shut down the functionality of the Walkie-Talkie app to make sure that the flaw is not exploited.
An Apple spokesman told TechCrunch: "We have been made aware of a vulnerability related to the Walkie-Talkie app on the Apple Watch and have disabled the function as we quickly fix the issue". At least with a phone it's not physically attached to you, but you have to be very careful. For those who are unaware, Walkie Talkie is an app that Watch users who have accepted invites from each other can use to do audio chat.
Apple gave little detail about the nature of the app's bug, but said it could "allow someone to listen through another customer's iPhone without consent".
As far as Apple knows the vulnerability wasn't used by anyone, but if it had been it would have been possible to listen in to other people's iPhones without their knowledge.Читайте также: Harry Hotter: Iconic movie studios go up in flames
In a statement, Apple apologised for the bug, which is believed to have been flagged to the company through its own security issue reporting website.
It added that the choice to disable the app for the time being is "the right course of action as this bug could allow someone to listen through another customer's iPhone without consent".
Zoom said it began rolling out a patch the next day, but Apple also quietly pushed out an update, removing hidden web servers placed on users' devices by Zoom which were at the root of the flaw.
Earlier this year, Apple temporarily disabled its Group FaceTime call after a glitch was discovered which in some cases enabled people to listen in on someone they were calling even before the call was answered.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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