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Apple shuts down its Walkie Talkie app after mysterious security flaw allowed people to listen in to your iPhone

Apple shuts down its Walkie Talkie app after mysterious security flaw allowed people to listen in to your iPhone
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Apple has temporarily shut down the Walkie Talkie app on Apple Watches after finding a bug which would allow someone to eavesdrop on another person via their iPhone.




Apple gave little detail about the nature of the vulnerability, but said it had found no evidence the flaw was exploited by anyone prior to its discovery.




Earlier this year, an embarrassing bug was found in Apple's FaceTime video chat app which allowed people to listen in on others before they'd even picked up a call.




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Apple has had to shut down its Apple Watch Walkie Talkie app while it patches up a bug that could enable someone to eavesdrop on users via their iPhones.
The Walkie Talkie app allows two people with Apple watches to add each other, then enter a voice chat via a touch-and-hold system.
Apple gave little detail about the nature of the app's bug, but said it could "allow someone to listen through another customer's iPhone without consent."
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