Weather UP Elections. A software bug is an error in coding which might pose security risk to a website. When he informed the university about the security loophole via email, the administration wrote back to him.
It has not yet been revealed how much the teenager and his family will receive. Grant Thompson and his mother said they tried to contact the company about the problem for more than a week before Apple turned off the group-chat feature. Apple has since released an iPhone update to fix the FaceTime flaw.
We could both hear each other without him ever having to click the accept button. Thompson said that his friends tested the bug for around 30 minutes, before Thompson told his mom about it. Apple has since apologized for this and said that a bug fix is on the way, and that it aims to improve the ease with which members of the public can report similar vulnerabilities.
The embarrassing FaceTime bug was reportedly discovered by a year-old teenager and reported to Apple about 10 days ago. As he added members to the group chat, Thompson realized he could hear the audio from his friends' devices, even though they hadn't agreed to join the FaceTime session. The teenager then told his mother, an attorney, about the spying danger posed by the flaw.
Peter Cao. Apple earlier today said that the company has a software update ready to finally fix the Group FaceTime bug that allowed users to eavesdrop into calls via both video and audio. Now, Grant Thompson, the teen who discovered the bug originally over a week ago, has shed some light on how he spotted the flaw.
A 19 year old self-taught bug bounty hunter has made history by becoming the first millionaire from ethical hacking. Lopez a. Since embarking on his legal hacking career inhe has reported more than 1, security flaws to organisations, including social media platform Twitter and Verizon Media Company, as well as private corporate and government entities.
The rather serious FaceTime bug widely reported about last week left Apple a little red-faced and one year-old and his mother hoping Apple would give him some credit for discovering it. Now it looks like he's going to get a big payout from Apple's bug bounty program. Grant Thompson is the teenager who discovered the bug 10 days before it went public.
Apple has said it will pay the teen who discovered the Group FaceTime bug that let you listen in on someone before they answered a call. Grant Thompson, a year-old high school student from Tucson, Arizona, discovered the flaw around two weeks ago while setting up a group chat with friends playing Fortnite. His mother Michele Thompson said she repeatedly tried to contact Apple about the issue through email and social media to no avail.
Grant Thompson, a year-old high school student in Tucson, Arizona, just wanted to chat with friends and play some "Fortnite" when he discovered a major bug in Apple's popular FaceTime feature. On Jan. So Thompson swiped up and added another friend, a move that instantly connected him with Nathan, whose phone was still ringing.
The boy's mother says she tried warning Apple about the flaw for over a week. Before the world learned about Apple's FaceTime bug, a year-old Arizona boy first discovered it, while playing a game of Fortnite with friends. On Jan. He added a friend and was able to listen to conversations through the friend's phone, even though the friend hadn't yet answered the call.