“With the release of OS X El Capitan version 10.11.6 and Security Update 2016-004 for Macs and iOS 9.3.3 for iPhones and iPads, Apple has patched up a bug on FaceTime that allows attackers to eavesdrop on the conversations of their targets,” Aaron Mamiit reports for Tech Times.

“FaceTime’s vulnerability allowed attackers to maintain an audio connection in what appeared to be an ended call on the communication feature,” Mamiit reports. “It was not specified whether the vulnerability was found on both video calls and audio calls initiated through FaceTime, or if it was limited only to one of the formats.”

“According to Apple, the bug was caused by inconsistencies that were present in the user interface for handling relayed calls,” Mamiit reports. “The vulnerability was patched through an improvement applied to the display logic of the communication feature.”

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MacDailyNews Take: A lot of buttoning up across the Apple universe happened yesterday! If you haven’t updated your devices to the latest operating system, do so ASAP!

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