Apple released iOS 12.1.4 today to fix a major security flaw in
FaceTime that allowed people to eavesdrop on iPhone users. The bug
was originally reported to Apple by Michele Thompson after her
14-year-old son, Grant, discovered that you could add yourself to
a Group FaceTime call and force recipients to answer immediately.
Apple was initially slow to respond, but the company has now
credited the discovery to Grant Thompson of Catalina Foothills
Apple also tells The Verge that it’s compensating the Thompson
family for discovering the vulnerability, and providing an
additional gift to fund Grant Thompson’s tuition. Apple hasn’t
revealed exactly how much it’s paying the Thompson family.