iOS 12.2 fixes bug that granted apps hidden access to the microphone

    Date26 Mar 2019
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    Posted ByBrittany Day

    Apple released yesterday iOS version 12.2 that, like never before, includes fixes for a considerable number of security-related issues, including some that are downright disturbing.

    In total, the company fixed 51 security flaws. Probably the scariest security bug, at first glance, is CVE-2019-8566, a vulnerability in Apple's ReplayKit. Used by various iOS apps, this is a component for recording and streaming audio and video feeds from a device.

    Apple said a bug that existed in this component would have allowed malicious applications to access microphones without indication to the user, and surreptitiously record or stream nearby conversations.

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