IOS 11.2.1 Released With HomeKit Vulnerability Fix

15 December, 2017, 03:32 | Author: Randy Kelley
  • IOS 11.2.1 Released With HomeKit Vulnerability Fix

The latest software update addresses the issue that was unearthed since the release of iOS 11.2.

The reason for a simultaneous software update is because it restores HomeKit for shared users, a feature that was recently disabled due to a bug last week. Like we said, when the issue first came to light, Apple issued a server-side fix that blocked remote access of the Home app for shared users.

This month, Apple made a surprise release of the iOS 11.2 update, which targets to fix a couple of system issues caused by the previous OS version. Once downloaded, the update will restart the Apple TV once.

The bug in iOS 11 was giving unauthorised access to the Home app, and according to Apple's Security update page, it could allow a "remote attacker" to unexpectedly alter the application state.

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Apple's latest iOS 11 has been one of the buggiest updates to hit the iPhone and iPad. The update is available for iPhone 5s and later, iPad Air and later and iPod touch 6th generation. Apple has now reportedly fixed the issue with iOS 11.2.1, although the fix has not been mentioned it explicitly in its update log. Users will need a live internet connection to download and install the update, which is around 69.1 MB in size on iOS. Meanwhile, over in beta land, Apple's beamed out the iOS 11.2.5, watchOS 4.2.2, and tvOS 11.2.5 developer beta, so watch out for those in the weeks ahead. Users should back up data before downloading the update.

Notably, Apple released the major software update iOS 11.2 last week for eligible iPhone, iPad and iPod users.

The iOS 11.2.1 update comes with a hand full of features and bug fixes.


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