Apple har tillfälligt stoppat Walkie Talkie-funktionen och appen i iOS efter rapporter om att samtal kan avlyssnas. Apple fick in en buggrapport via sin portal och sedan säkerhetshålet verifierats så har funktionen stängts ned.

Det finns ingen information om att funktionen ska ha missbrukats eller att säkerhetshålet ska ha exploaterats.

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. Although we are not aware of any use of the vulnerability against a customer and specific conditions and sequences of events are required to exploit it, we take the security and privacy of our customers extremely seriously. We concluded that disabling the app was the right course of action as this bug could allow someone to listen through another customer’s iPhone without consent.We apologize again for this issue and the inconvenience.

Techchrunch

Apple räknar med att återställa funktionen sedan en buggfix kunnat skickas ut till användarna.