Rich Mingin (PLUG) on 29 Jan 2019 11:15:51 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] Facetime

As previously noted, you are making a distinction that does not exist. All Facetime calls are Facetime calls. They can add Group features or Video chatting on the fly, as those are features, not different call types.

ALL Facetime calls were vulnerable. Apple has disabled Group Facetime already, however. You can no longer add users to a Facetime call. This completely bypasses the issue until Apple runs out the 12.1.4a/12.1.5 hotfix release later this week, at which point Apple can re-enable Group Facetime for updated users only. This is the advantage of Apple’s top-down control. They control everything, so they can disable affected services at will.

On Tue, Jan 29, 2019 at 14:10 Tlbox-verizon <> wrote:
Correct- it only affected group, not individuals.

On Jan 29, 2019, at 14:06, Michael Leone <> wrote:

On Tue, Jan 29, 2019 at 2:02 PM Rich Mingin (PLUG) <> wrote:
No need. Apple has disabled Group Facetime for everyone, until the updated firmware becomes available later this week.

Also, I thought the bug was only when participating in a Group Facetime chat. One-on-One calls are affected by this bug (although I could be wrong).
And if we’re going to take cheap shots, I’ll point out that my LG V20 hasn’t gotten software updates in any meaningful way since late 2018, and it never will, but my much older iPhone 6S Plus will be getting the latest IOS later this week.

My S7 got the Oreo update (Android v8), I seem to recall, but not Pie (v9)., or any point-level OS upgrade (8.1, etc)
It has been getting security patches, thought - I just got the Jan security patch the other day, which for an Android carrier, is like a lightning rollout. :-) 

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