Apple Temporarily Disables Walkie-Talkie App After Eavesdropping Hack

Must Read

Jharkhand polls for 81 constituencies from November 30 to December 20; counting on 23rd December

Addressing a press meeting today, Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora has announced the poll dates for Jharkhand Legislative assembly....

Congress forms six-member committee of AICC to review situation of NRC in Assam

In a bid to review the condition of Assam state after the implementation of the NRC exercise, Congress party...

Shiv Sena elects Eknath Shinde as party’s legislative leader; Sunil Prabhu appointed as chief whip of party

In a striking breakthrough, Shiv Sena elected senior minister Eknath Shinde as the party's legislative leader today. It has...
Saurabh Joshi
Hey Guys!!! I am a regular Content Writer here and I bring to you the latest and the hottest Tech related news and blogs. I hope you enjoy reading my content and are learning something new everyday. Thanks and have a nice day!!!

Apple has reportedly disabled the Walkie-Talkie app for Apple Watch due to a bug that was allowing users to eavesdrop on others as reported by TechCrunch.

Apple issued a statement noting that it was just notified about the vulnerability and as a result it has temporarily disabled the Walkie-Talkie functionality until a fix is developed. However, the Walkie-Talkie app will still remain installed on users’ Apple Watches, but it will not be functional until the fix is deployed.

Here’s Apple’s statement to TechCrunch:

We were just 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. We apologize to our customers for the inconvenience and will restore the functionality as soon as possible. Although we are not aware of any use of the vulnerability against a customer and specific conditions and sequences of events are required to exploit it, we take the security and privacy of our customers extremely seriously. We concluded that disabling the app was the right course of action as this bug could allow someone to listen through another customer’s iPhone without consent. We apologize again for this issue and the inconvenience.

As TechCrunch points out, “The issue is reminiscent of a serious Group Face Time bug discovered early this year that could allow callers to hear a user’s audio without the call being accepted. In that scenario, Apple remotely disabled Group Face Time once the issue was discovered, and pushed out an emergency bug fix a week and a half later as part of iOS 12.1.4.”

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisement -

Latest News

JNU to file FIR against students identified for vandalism: VC (IANS Exclusive)

By Rohan AgarwalNew Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) The Jawaharlal Nehru University has decided...

SC defers hearing on pleas over Article 370

New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday deferred the hearing on the pleas challenging the abrogation of Article 370 which had...

Now, audiobooks by Ruskin Bond

New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) In a first, celebrated author Ruskin Bond records his own work in his own voice for a series of...

Govt to fund development of NE: Tribal Affairs Minister

Shillong, Nov 14 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Tribal Affairs, Renuka Singh on Thursday said that the central government is willing to provide...

Airtel slips into Rs 23,045 cr Q2 net loss on AGR hit (Lead)

New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) Sunil Mittal-owned Bharti Airtel on Thurday posted a mammoth net loss of Rs 23,045 crore in its July-September quarter...
- Advertisement -

More Articles Like This