Latest iOS 11.2.1 update restores Remote Access to Home Kit

Apple is especially known for supporting most of its devices with all kinds of bugs and security updates for as long as possible. Devices from Apple such as the iPhone and the iPad get the software updates for the longest time than any device from any other manufacturer. Apple has recently released an update for Apple which is the iOS 11.2.1 and tvOS 11.2.1 update which is now available to download and install on your iPhones, iPads and also on your Apple TV.

The latest update mention is giving back the remote access to the HomeKit users. Not all the home kit users were banned to remotely access, but the shared users were banned. The access was disabled from the server side due to a vulnerability which Apple figured out last week in their smart home framework. Its quite fast from a company for acting on a bug or vulnerability in such a short time which is not going to affect tons of users but concerning only a couple of them.

The bug is now solved with the new update. The underlying bug was letting unauthorized users access to your home accessories which might also include the locks and garage door openers which are connected with Apple HomeKit. Once you install the update, you will be able to reaccess the HomeKit app without any security concerns remotely.

Do let us know what you think about the vulnerability and also about the speed with which Apple has reacted to this situation in the comment section below.

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