If you have installed an iOS upgrade on your iPhone since October 30 you made a big mistake. This week
With Apple promising to fix a FaceTime bug which enables the audio and video from iPhones to observed without their owners’ knowledge, MacRumors has spotted iOS 12.1.4 released in the wild for the first time.
The ever-reliable Apple site has detected visits from iPhones running iOS 12.1.4 in its analytics data and the number is climbing sharply. As there has been no public or developer beta testing, this means Apple is running these devices itself and with the company promising a release “this week” it could now drop at any moment.
Why? Because right now Apple has been forced to disable Group FaceTime (the source of the audio and video hack), but once iOS 12.1.4 is released this service will be re-enabled and anyone who hasn’t upgraded will be vulnerable once again. So, unless Apple has developed a server-side fix, this will leave millions of iPhones around the world again horribly exposed.
As a result, iOS 12.1.4 is perhaps the most important iPhone update Apple has ever released. For better or worse, this is one update you have to install…
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