Moments ago, the app of the Walkie Talkie Apple watch was for a moment turned off by Apple.
This is done because Apple found a bug that could be misused by the hackers to spy on the user chat without permission.
The being of this bug found, allows other people to spy on chats on the iPhone.
Wareable reported, after patching the security gap on the Walkie Talkie app through the update of the WatchOS 5.3, users can now re-enjoy the app.
Beside to patching the security gap on the Walkie Talkie app, this OS update also presents an electrocardiogram (ECG) feature.
It’s available on the Apple Watch 4 for Canada and Singapore. This update can be downloaded by the users via the Apple Watch app that installed on the iPhone.
Users can simply enter the “general” menu on the settings page, and then select the “software update”.
The Walkie-Talkie app was first introduced via the WatchOS update 5 years ago.
This app allows Apple Watch users to carry out push-to-talk voice communication with the other Watch users.
Regarding to the bug that stopped on the Walkie Talkie some time ago, Apple claimed to have just discovered this problem. They said that they did not trust this exposure to be exploited by someone.
Apple calls this problem requires a certain sequence of events to occur. So, this bug seems hard and not something that can happen accidentally. This is different from the FaceTime Group bugs earlier this year, which easily happened to anyone.
So that Apple decided to deactivate the Walkie Talkie service and this app will not be used until Apple can fix the problem. Now, after fixing and patching the bugs, Apple can re-activate this feature.