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Apple disables Walkie-Talkie on Watch due to a serious security error



Apple has disabled the Walkie-Talkie app for Apple Watch because of a security error that could allow anyone to listen to a user's iPhone call.

TechCrunch reported the vulnerability Thursday with a statement from Apple saying the company is working to "quickly fix the problem."

Apple says it was not familiar to anyone who actually exploited this vulnerability, but decided that the error was so severe that disabling the Walkie Talkie app was "the right action plan". [19659002] "This error can allow someone to listen through another customer's iPhone without consent," Apple said.

The report has no further details on the type of vulnerability, which was reported to Apple through the company's official "Report a Security or Privacy Vulnerability Portal".

The Walkie-Talkie app, introduced in June last year, allows users to send each other audio messages with a single touch of wrist.

In January this year, a FaceTime error on iOS made it possible for users to cancel other users, and Apple was prompted to disable the Group FaceTime feature temporarily. On that occasion, however, Apple took a while to recognize the error and take action to fix it.

The Walkie-Talkie error is not the only vulnerability Apple has dealt with today. Previously, the company has also issued a solution that removes a dangerous part of the Zoom Mac app.

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