Apple Releases iOS 11.2.1 to Fix HomeKit Vulnerability [Download]

Apple Releases iOS 11.2.1 to Fix HomeKit Vulnerability [Download]

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Apple has released iOS 11.2.1 to fix a vulnerability with HomeKit that allowed unauthorized remote access to smart accessories.

Last week, the company applied a temporary server side fix which disabled remote access to shared users.

“The issue affecting HomeKit users running iOS 11.2 has been fixed. The fix temporarily disables remote access to shared users, which will be restored in a software update early next week.”

iOS 11.2.1
iOS 11.2.1 fixes bugs including an issue that could disable remote access to shared users of the Home app.

For more information on the security content of Apple software updates, please visit this website:
https://support.apple.com/kb/HT201222.

You can download iOS 11.2.1 from here:
Where To Download iPhone Firmware Files From
Where To Download iPad Firmware Files From
Where To Download iPod Touch Firmware Files From

tvOS 11.2.1 has also been released:
AppleTV Firmware Download Locations

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Apple Releases iOS 11.2.1 to Fix HomeKit Vulnerability [Download]

Dylan - December 14, 2017 at 4:34pm
Specifics? Evidence?
D4xM4Nx - December 14, 2017 at 10:54am
Given the many bugs iOS 11 has had, both new and persistent, maybe hackers and security researchers are tempted to let it pass... Not a chance at seeing a truly stable release. The Force isn't strong with this one.
Dylan - December 14, 2017 at 4:33pm
I feel like hackers and script kiddies would enjoy Android more seeing the severity of such exploits like WPA2 KRACK which affected Marshmallow devices and up. iOS can be a honeypot of vulnerabilities sometimes, but Apple has a strong reputation of not having those last very long and patches almost instantaneously. Look what happened with macOS and the SUM, and root privileges being unlocked by entering an incorrect password. It didn’t leave enough time to mess around with since everyone’s already updating to a new dot release. Even the average user understands what security and bug fixes mean and it will give them enough motivation to use the latest software.
broridersmtl - December 14, 2017 at 6:53am
Hopefully this fixes their GPS problems ever since 10.3
Dylan - December 14, 2017 at 4:33pm
What were the GPS problems?
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