Someone found a new bug within the FaceTime feature from Apple. This bug gives callers access to the recipient’s microphone and also shows their iPhone’s front-facing camera without the recipient actually answering the call.
A video went viral all over Twitter and Snapchat showing steps on how this could be done created by 9to5mac.
It’s a bit spooky, check out a video of how you can access someone’s iPhone and Microphone through FaceTime Video Call below:
Looking at that poses are HUGE privacy problem since you can listen to other users and sometimes see them without the person actually picking up the FaceTime call.
If you want to try it out, 9to5mac posted steps on how to trigger the iPhone FaceTime Bug:
Start a FaceTime Video call with an iPhone contact.
Whilst the call is dialling, swipe up from the bottom of the screen and tap Add Person.
Add your own phone number in the Add Person screen.
You will then start a group FaceTime call including yourself and the audio of the person you originally called, even if they haven’t accepted the call yet.
An Apple spokesperson said in a statement that the company is,
“aware of this issue and we have identified a fix that will be released in a software update later this week.”