Jul 11, 2019

Apple Watch bug allowed iPhone eavesdropping

Apple has disabled the Walkie-Talkie app on the Apple Watch, because of a flaw that let users eavesdrop on other people's iPhones. Apple said it had been "Made aware" of a flaw that "Could allow somebody to listen through another customer's iPhone without consent". Apple said it was not aware of the Walkie-Talkie bug being exploited by anybody in the real world. Apple found a similar "Eavesdropping" flaw in its FaceTime video-calling app back in January. Researcher Jonathan Leitschuh found a bug that let attackers initiate video calls and access a target's webcam.

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