iOS 12.1 & Above must be patched– iPhone and iPad users should keep an eye on updates


Take a look at the iOS 12.1.4 update for your iPhone or iPad, because if you run iOS 12.1 or later, this is a must-have patch that fixes the worst iOS bug to date.

If you run iOS 12.1 or later on your iPhone, the next week’s iOS 12.1.4 patch is a must because it patches the worst iOS bug to hit iPhone and iPad users so far.

According to Apple, this patch will end “next week. “iOS 12.1.4 fixes a FaceTime bug that allows another iPhone or iPad user to eavesdrop another iOS user by activating a FaceTime call without the user’s permission.

What worsened the bug was how trivial it was to implement. This bug led to at least one lawsuit, as expected. Apple now disables the FaceTime Group capability at the end of the server and stops this bug.

The above video helps to understand exactly what the problem is with the current version and how risky it is.

This feature will be disabled for alliOS users who do not run iOS 12.1.4 or later, however. Back in December, Apple fixed another FaceTime bug with iOS 12.1.1–this one just an annoyance, not a big privacy risk. Keep an eye out for iOS 12.1.14 because now it can land.

The recommended way to upgrade your devices is to tap Settings> General > Software Update and then update. You will need Wi-Fi and your battery will be charged over 50% or the device must be connected to a charger.

Alternatively, if you have enabled Automatic Updates (you can find this setting in Settings> General > Software Update), you can just wait until it is ready Or, if you like to do things the long, hard way, you can connect the iPhone to a iTunes PC or Mac and upgrade from there (bear in mind that the download is much bigger).

Mark Funk
Mark Funk is an experienced information security specialist who works with enterprises to mature and improve their enterprise security programs. Previously, he worked as a security news reporter.