Apple disables 'Walkie-Talkie' after discovering flaw that let people LISTEN IN to others' devices

Mail Online | 7/11/2019 | James Pero For Dailymail.com;Press Association
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A nascent Walkie-Talkie app in the Apple Watch has been disabled by the company after an unspecified vulnerability that allowed people to listen in on others' devices.

As reported by TechCrunch, Apple says there's currently no evidence that anyone exploited the flaw -- which was reported directly to Apple through its bug portal -- before Walkie-Talkie was taken down.

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'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,' said Apple in a statement.

'We apologize to our customers for the inconvenience and will restore the functionality as soon as possible.'

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Apple's Walkie-Talkie feature is a relatively recent addition to the Apple Watch and allows users to send other contacts invites that enable push-to-talk style voice chats.

The feature was first announced in 2018 at the company's annual developer conference and uses a version of FaceTime Audio to connect users.

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