Bug-spotting teen gets a thank you in Apple’s latest iOS update

Bug-spotting teen gets a thank you in Apple’s latest iOS update

Did Apple fix the bug? It was also reported that Apple will be compensating Thompson under their bugs bounty program along with additional unspecified gifts to his education. Apple today released iOS 12.1.4.

We would be remiss, however, if we didn't mentions someone else too, at this point. While Apple had already addressed the issue on its servers, AppleInsider pointed out, iOS 12.1.4 fixes this exploit on devices.

While they were at it, Apple also slipped in two other security updates in the iOS and macOS releases for vulnerabilities they found Foundation and IOKit that could lead to code execution or privilege escalation.

More importantly, the iOS update ships with an acknowledgement of the discovery that credits 14-year-old Grant Thompson for finding the bug. "He apparently discovered the bug a week earlier while planning a group trip with friends".

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One security researcher protested Apple's decision not to pay the people who disclosed the FaceTime flaw by refusing to share information about a macOS vulnerability that could allow attackers to steal ostensibly secure passwords.

His mother Michele reportedly used every possible method to contact the company and flag the issue, which ultimately took her a full week, highlighting a lack of accountability when it comes to consumer issues, particularly when they involve egregious lapses in security.

To download the latest version on your device, go to Settings General Software Update and then follow the on-screen instructions.

Apple deemed it so serious that it disabled the group FaceTime feature while it investigated and produced a fix. The update, iOS 12.1.4, was made available for download on February 7 and follows shortly on the heels of two Congressional lawmakers publicly demanding answers from Apple CEO Tim Cook about the major privacy screw up.

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