Rebekah L. Sanders Arizona Republic Published 11:03 AM EST Feb 12, 2019 The Tucson teen who found a glitch in FaceTime’s group chat that could turn iPhones into spying devices has been rewarded by Apple Inc. for his discovery. The tech giant paid Grant Thompson, 14, an undisclosed sum for finding the bug, as well as contributed money towards his education. Apple has said it awards bounties of up to $200,000 to people who discover serious breaches. The Catalina Foothills High School freshman was also credited in Apple’s security update announcement, along with Daven Morris of Texas. “We want to thank Apple for giving credit to Grant in the security update, meeting with us … and awarding Grant for his discovery,” his mother, Michele Thompson, said in a text message. “We intend to use any money received towards future college expenses.” Fix the glitch on your device Apple customers should install the 12.1.4 security update on their iPhone, iPad or iMac soon, experts say. Go to Settings > General > Software Update. Choose Download and Install. The device must have at least 50 percent battery or be plugged in. “We sincerely apologize to our customers who were affected and all who were concerned about this security issue,”… Read full this story
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