Apple Disables Apple Watch Feature Due to Bug Allowing Strangers to Spy on You

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 vulnerability reporting system.

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.

No signs of eavesdropping just yet

“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 <a href="https://techcrunch.com/2019/07/10/apple-disables-w… (read more)

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