FaceTime bug on Apple devices allows people to eavesdrop on you

If you have an Apple device with FaceTime, you may want to disable it.

Monday, there was a discovery of a bug that allowed users to listen in on people they call via FaceTime without the person picking up.

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The user can even see through the front-facing camera of the person they're calling.

According to CNN, Apple said Monday night that they've identified a fix for the problem and will release it in a software update later this week.

The bug reportedly works on iPhones and iPads running iOS 12.1, and Apple PCs running macOS Mojave.

Until Apple releases a fix to the issue, CNN says to disable the feature by doing the following:

"On an iPhone or iPad, go to Settings -> FaceTime, and toggle off the green button at the top of the screen. To turn it off on a Mac, open the FaceTime app and go to FaceTime on top of the screen, then select "Turn FaceTime Off."

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