Apple has disabled the Walkie-Talkie feature on the Apple Watch when it discovered an exploit that allowed users to listen in on the microphone without consent.
The nature of the vulnerability hasnâ€™t been disclosed, but Apple says that it would take a complex sequence to recreate the bug, which made it seem that it wouldnâ€™t have been discovered by accident. As such, the Walkie-Talkie for Apple Watch has been disabled and non-functional until Apple takes care of it.
The Cupertino-based firm has significantly sped up their bug-hunting process in contrast to the Group FaceTime issue, which became viral in just a few weeks. The statement to the Walkie-Talkie Apple gave was that they had just been made aware, which signifies an improved security process.
As of the moment itâ€™s not clear whether the bug is server-side or whether they need to release an update for the Apple Watch.