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Apple Watch eavesdropping vulnerability forces Apple to disable Walkie-Talkie

The Verge Thursday, 11 July 2019 ()
Apple Watch eavesdropping vulnerability forces Apple to disable Walkie-TalkieThe Apple Watch Walkie-Talkie app has been disabled after Apple found a vulnerability that could let people listen in on other iPhones, the company tells TechCrunch. Apple isn’t aware of the vulnerability having been used, and hasn’t provided any details of how it works beyond saying that “specific conditions and sequences of events are required to exploit it.”

Here’s Apple’s statement to TechCrunch:



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...
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the company says it has deactivated its walkie-talkie feature.

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