Apple Releases iOS 11.2.1 with Home App Remote Access Fix

Screenshot by Jason Cipriani  ZDNet

Apple promptly fixed the issue server side by temporarily disabling remote access for shared users in HomeKit.

Apple has rolled out iOS 11.2.1 update for its iPhone and iPad users.

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DE has confirmed its first flu death of 2017 in a 47-year-old man from New Castle County, state health officials said Wednesday. This year, the ever-changing H3N2 virus may have become adapted to this year's vaccine.

The Inquirer reported that Apple is already aware of the new issue brought by the iOS 11.2 update. Apparently, the bug allowed unauthorised access to HomeKit accessories that included smart locks and garage door openers. There were some other goodies involved in the update including three new live wallpapers for the iPhone X, support for faster 7.5W wireless charging on compatible iPhone models, enhanced stabilization for video recording and Apple Pay Cash. Apple was forced to rectify the issue by disseminating iOS 11.2 about a week early in order to kill the bug. These seem to be routine bugfixes though the Apple HomePod 11.2.5 beta has also been spotted - the speaker won't be available till next year.

Apple has just released the first minor point update for its iOS 11.2 operating system for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Users should back up data before downloading the update. There's also the usual bug fixes.

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USGA Senior Director of Rules of Golf Thomas Pagel said the new policy would come into effect from January 1 and require tournaments to assign an official to watch each broadcast.

It has been mentioned that those devices on beta versions may need to be removed from their beta profiles and be rebooted to see the fix.

Apple iPhone, iPad users can go to Settings app General Software Update and check for the update.

This could be a bad flu season
The new flu season is slowly arriving, and Will County Health Department epidemiology and infectious disease coordinator Dr. Prior to that, the county had logged 34 cases in the entire nine weeks of this year's flu season .

Both tvOS 11.2.1 and iOS 11.2.1 should be rolling out to all users now. Following the latest software update, HomeKit vulnerability is patched and users can now restore the functionality by updating their iOS devices.

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