Apple Releases iOS 11.2.1 To Restores HomeKit Remote Sharing Following A Vulnerability Fix

Apple has released iOS 11.2 to its iPhone, iPad, iPod touch users, mark the eighth official update to the iOS 11 operating system. The new update comes a week and a half after the release of iOS 11.2. Users can download the iOS 11.2.1 update for free OTA in the Settings - General -Software Update.

According to Apple's release notes, the software update restores remote access in HomeKit for shared users that was temporarily disabled last week to fixes a vulnerability in Apple’s smart home framework that allowed unauthorized access in certain circumstances. Apple has also released tvOS 11.2.1 which is likely related to the fix.

The HomeKit bug, first discovered by 9to5Mac, which can allowed unauthorized access to HomeKit accessories that included smart locks, and it was fixed server-side by Apple after it was made public. however, users can update to the latest version of iOS to restore that functionality.

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

Aside from releasing iOS 11.2.1, Apple today also released tvOS 11.2.1 to restores HomeKit sharing. User can download the tvOS update by open the Settings app on the Apple TV and going to System - Software Update. Devices on beta versions may need to remove beta profiles then reboot to see the updates.

Via MacRumors And 9to5mac, Image Credit Apple Support

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