Wednesday, 19 September, 2018

Apple iOS 11.2.1 software rollout fixes HomeKit remote access vulnerability

Grab the new iOS 11 update now Grab the new iOS 11 update now
Derrick Tucker | 14 December, 2017, 14:48

And to do that Apple has rolled out iOS 11.2.1 alongside tvOS 11.2.1.

Apple rarely issues.5 updates so today's release is a bit special. With the new updates, for both platforms, Apple has promptly restored access for all users.

Compared to previous iOS updates, iOS 11 seems to have been the most problematic, with the patience of even the most ardent of Apple fans being tested by what appears to be a never ending onslaught of software problems. This would then let them control smart home accessories within the framework such as locks and garage door openers.

The security bulletin that accompanied the updates reveals that HomeKit bug allowed a remote attacker to unexpectedly alter application state, and that the message handling issue was addressed with improved input validation. Following the latest software update, HomeKit vulnerability is patched and users can now restore the functionality by updating their iOS devices. The first few days went well for the iOS 11.2, until users found out that the update introduced another issue which deletes the Apple Pay Cash permanently from their devices.

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As mentioned before, the update is available for iPhone, iPad or iPod devices by navigating to Settings General Software Update.

The iOS 11.2.1 over-the-air update can be downloaded for free on all eligible devices by applying these simple steps.

When using third-party apps on the iPhone and iPad, some bugs related to reboot have been fixed by Apple in their latest update. Also, you should back up your data, and ensure that your device has over 50 percent of charge or connected to a power source before beginning the update process.

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