Apple Releases iOS & tvOS Update That Fully Fixes HomeKit Exploit

If you use HomeKit devices, then you’re aware of a HomeKit bug that was disclosed and partially fixed last week that would give the bad guys remote access to your HomeKit devices. For example, they could unlock the doors and turn off your security cameras before stealing everything from your home. Apple did some back end fixes and disabled the ability to remote access HomeKit devices until they could get out an iOS update that fixed the rest of the issues.

Today, iOS 11.2.1 made an appearance which fixes the rest of the HomeKit issues. Of interest, there’s also a tvOS 11.2.1 fix that came out as well which has HomeKit fixes too. That shouldn’t come as a shock as you need an AppleTV to fully leverage HomeKit. Including the ability to do remote access. You should likely go to your iDevices and download this updates ASAP.

While I’m at it, if you own an Apple Airport Extreme or Express base station, you might want to log into it and check to see if you have a software update waiting. Chances are that you have as Apple has released an update that fixes the KRACK vulnerability in those products.


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