The Walkie-Talkie feature is again available to users of smart watches Apple Watch
A few days ago, the developers at Apple have been forced to suspend the functions of a Walkie-Talkie in your own smart-hours due to a detected vulnerability that allowed to eavesdrop on users without their knowledge. With the release of watchOS and iOS 12.4 5.3 feature which allows owners of hours to chat like this happens on the radio was restored.
In the description watchOS 5.3 says that the developers integrated an «important security updates, including a fix for the app Walkie-Talkie». This hotfix also mentioned in the notes to iOS 12.4. The description says that the platform update not only fixes a previously discovered vulnerability, but it also returns the function Walkie-Talkie.
Earlier this month, Apple representatives announced the temporary disabling Walkie-Talkie in smart hours Apple Watch. It was noted that the development team did not know of instances when someone used a vulnerability in practice. Details about the vulnerability were not disclosed. Apple only said that the discovery of the vulnerability requires certain conditions.
Recall the Walkie-Talkie feature was integrated into the original version of the platform watchOS 5 last year. This feature allows owners of smart watches to communicate with each other using the function «push to talk», as in classic radios.
Today the updates watchOS and iOS 12.4 5.3 is available to owners of Apple devices. After you install the appropriate app updates and service Walkie-Talkie again becomes fully functional.