Apple released their iOS 11.2 software update last weekend, the update was rolled out quickly to fix a date bug in iOS. It looks like the update also brought a new bug in HomeKit, as a recent iOS 11.2 vulnerability for Homekit has been discovered.
The vulnerability apparently allowed unauthorized access to HomeKit connected devices like smart lights, smart locks and more. Apple has not managed to temporarily fix the issue without needing to roll out a software update, you can see what they had to say below.
“The issue affecting HomeKit users running iOS 11.2 has been fixed. The fix temporarily disables remote access to shared users, which will be restored in a software update early next week.”
Apple will be releasing a software update soon that will fix the issue permanently, the update will be released some time next week. As soon as we get some more details on exactly when the software update is coming to the iPhone and iPad we will let you guys know.
Source 9 to 5 Mac