Apple releases iOS 11.2.1 update, fixes a bug in HomeKit

Apple releases iOS 11.2.1 update, fixes a bug in HomeKit

"A remote attacker may be able to unexpectedly alter application state", says the security advisory published by Apple today for the iOS 11.2.1 software update.

Apple just rolled out a new update for iPhones and iPads. Apple was forced to rectify the issue by disseminating iOS 11.2 about a week early in order to kill the bug. The Cupertino giant has been rolling out minor updates to fix the bugs, only to discover more issues cropping up.

Last week, 9to5Mac reported a vulnerability in iOS HomeKit, which allowed for unauthorised control of HomeKit-connected accessories such as smart locks and smart lights.

Here's you should update iPhone iPad and iPods right nowKVN Rohit IBTimes India
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Carrying the build numbers 15C153 for iOS 11.2.1 and 15K152 for tvOS 11.2.1, the new software updates have been pushed out via OTA (Over-the-Air) update system for eligible iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV 4th generation, and Apple TV 4K devices running the iOS 11.2 or tvOS 11.2 operating systems. The update contains few improvements and a fix related to the Homekit remote access for shared users. After this update, the vulnerability is fully patched and remote access for shared users is secure.

The new update is roughly 60MB to 70MB in size and also fixes an autofocus issue that some iPhone and iPad users reportedly faced after updating to iOS 11.2. It's the 8th update for iOS 11. After installing the latest iOS update, the device displays the "Face ID is not available" prompt upon accessing the face unlock feature. All you have to do is to click on the "Download and Install" button to download and install the new version. A support representative from the company stated that the only way to get the Apple Pay Cash back to the user's phone is to completely delete and restore all system files since the feature is part of the iOS software.

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