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Apple Disables Apple Watch Feature Due to Bug Allowing Strangers to Spy on You
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Quote:Apple has temporarily disabled the Walkie Talkie app on the Apple Watch after it discovered an issue potentially allowing anyone to listen to users without consent.
 
Apple says it’s not aware of any exploits of the bug out in the wild, and says it became aware of it through the company’s own [Only registered and activated users can see links Click here to register].
 
Albeit Apple has avoided to provide any specifics on the actual issue, this doesn’t seem to be too easy to reproduce, but the firm just wanted to make sure that all users are protected until a patch is shipped.
 
“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,” Apple told [Only registered and activated users can see links Click here to register] in a statement.
 
“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.”

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