Sign in to your account

This field is required

forgot your password?

New to the site? Create an account →

HomeKit vulnerability lets attackers unlock smart locks

tcr! · Dec 8, 2017 at 1:26 pm

zero day ios homekit vulnerability allowed remote access to smart accessories including locks fix rolling out

Zero-day iOS HomeKit vulnerability allowed remote access to smart accessories including locks, fix rolling out

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. Our understanding is Apple has rolled out a server-side fix that now prevent unauthorized access from occurring while limiting some functionality, and an update to iOS 11.2 coming next week will restore that full functionality.

This is why I’ll never give Alexa or other devices access to deadbolts or doors. It’s one thing for an attacker to turn off the lights in my house. It’s completely different if they can open the doors and come inside my house.

#technews #apple #alexa

Add a comment

It’d be better if you signed in before commenting


Latest articles for #alexa

Hopefully Alexa will get good at remembering

· Dec 11, 2018 at 1:02 pm

The Role of Context in Redefining Human-Computer Interaction Understanding the user’s…

Oct 27th, 2018 at 10:52:54 am

· Oct 27, 2018 at 10:52 am

I keep accidentally telling Alexa to play New Age music instead of New Wave. And then before I…

Microwave 2018 edition

· Sep 21, 2018 at 12:57 pm

AmazonBasics Microwave | Alexa Enabled - A compact countertop microwave that…

But wait!!

I have to tell you about my diaries podcast. Again. Because it’s that good. 🎙 Listen now →