Apple‘s recently discovered FaceTime bug lets others eavesdrop (auditorily and visually) on your calls. This has got everyone shook—even if you’ve got nothing to hide. There are some shady people out there, and as much as we like to believe that we won’t willingly eavesdrop on some juicy gossip it’s pretty tough to resist when you’re tempted. Apparently, the glitch was discovered by a 14-year-old over a week ago as he was texting his homies about their Fortnite squad matches (watch the video above).

This affects iOS 12.1 and Apple computers running the Mojave OS. CNN Business has posted a workaround that will help you cope with this glitch:

“Apple (AAPL) confirmed it started disabling the Group FaceTime feature for all users, but the issue may still impact one-on-one FaceTime calls. Until the company rolls out a fix later this week, here’s how to disable FaceTime on your Apple device:
1. Open Settings on your iPhone or iPad
2. Scroll down and select FaceTime
3. Toggle off the green button at the top of the screen.
To turn it off on a Mac, follow these steps:
1. Open the FaceTime app
2. Go to FaceTime on top of the screen
3. Select “Turn FaceTime Off.”
When the bug is activated, the person who initiated the call is able to hear the live audio on the other person’s phone, but the screen gives no indication that their conversation is being transmitted. In some cases, the bug can also show live video of the other person if they press a volume button to dismiss the call.
The bug was first reported by tech blog 9to5Mac.”
Load more