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A vulnerability in iOS HomeKit allowed unauthorized access to smart locks

A vulnerability in iOS HomeKit allowed unauthorized access to smart locks

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A now-fixed vulnerability in the current version of iOS 11.2 was recently demonstrated to 9to5Mac, and allowed unauthorized parties remote access to HomeKit-controlled devices. According to an article by Zac Hall of 9to5Mac, a vulnerability in iOS 11.2 was found that allowed unauthorized access to smart devices such as locks, security cameras and garage doors if a user owned at least one Apple device on iOS 11.2 connected to the HomeKit user's iCloud account. Though Apple has thankfully created a fix that will prevent this unauthorized access at the cost of slightly limited functionality, Hall noted the seriousness of the vulnerability: The vulnerability, which we won't describe in detail and was difficult to reproduce, allowed unauthorized control of HomeKit-connected accessories ... The most serious ramification of this vulnerability prior to the fix is unauthorized remote control of smart locks and connected garage door openers, the former of which was demonstrated to 9to5Mac...

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