Apple device users are at this stage advised to disable Facetime feature.
This is after a major bug in FaceTime video calling has been discovered that lets a user listen to your microphone and see through your camera without you answering the call.
User @waxpancake details how the bug works:
1. Start a FaceTime video call.
2. While it’s still ringing, swipe up from the bottom of the screen and click “Add Person.”
3. Add your own phone number to the call.
You’ll now be able to hear the microphone from the other device, even if the owner is nowhere nearby.
A Twitter user Benji Mobb posted a demo video earlier today to describe how it works:
— Benji Mobb™ (@BmManski) January 28, 2019
How to disable or turn off FaceTime on your iPhone:
1.Tap to launch Settings from your SpringBoard.
2. Select FaceTime from the Settings menu.
3. Toggle the FaceTime switch to the OFF position.
How to disable or turn off FaceTime on your Mac (macOS):
1. Click on the FaceTime app in your dock.
2. Select Turn FaceTime Off from the FaceTime menu at the top left of your screen.