Apple HomeKit security bug in iOS 11.2

A zero-day vulnerability with Apple's HomeKit exposed users' smart door locks and garage-door openers to hackers, 9to5Mac reports. The serious security issues have already been fixed via a server-side patch by Apple, and an update to iOS 11.2 is coming in the near future to fix any broken functionality.

The site reports that a "HomeKit vulnerability in the current version of iOS 11.2 has been demonstrated to 9to5Mac that allows unauthorized control of accessories including smart locks and garage door openers." It describes the bug as "difficult to reproduce," but said that it potentially "allowed unauthorized control of HomeKit-connected accessories including smart lights, thermostats, and plugs."

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HomeKit is the latest Apple product to have a serious security flaw originally appeared on BGR.com on Thu, 7 Dec 2017 at 16:32:09 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.