The portal Cult of Mac notes that Apple closed a critical vulnerability in the control system of the smart home HomeKit, allows cyber criminals to access to electronic locks and to enter a dwelling.
Through the gap in the security system you can remotely access the various accessories that are under the control of the system: lights, switches, thermostats and others. It is worth noting that the problem was not individual products, and the system as a whole.
Apple claims that the moment revealed the vulnerability fixed. Temporarily disconnected from the system, users just need to wait for the next update for HomeKit, which is to be released early next week.
HomeKit is positioned as a way to safe and reliable management of smart accessories for the home. However, the occurrence of similar incidents in the future may lead to the fact that consumers will lose confidence in the platform.
Ecosystem for the smart home was first introduced in September 2014 alongside the release of iOS 8. There are a number of accessories which supports HomeKit: cameras, lights, thermostats, electronic locks, switches and so on. All control is through the app “House”, and also by means of voice assistant Siri.
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