The ruling triggered the concerns about the functionality of the smart home as users connect more appliances to ecosystems such as HomeKit, Assistant or Alexa.

Apple has issued a patch for a security breach in iOS that has left its hardware home HomeKit open to the access of unauthorized third parties. The error has supposedly allowed access to connected objects such as locks and intelligent garage doors, as has been advanced 9to5Mac.

“The problem is that it affects users of HomeKit with iOS 11.2 has already been repaired. The solution temporarily disable the remote access to shared users, is restored in a software update at the beginning of next week”, said a spokesman for Apple said in a statement.

The solution seems to be an update of the server-side, which means that the end user does not have to update anything for it to take effect. For the moment, it also means that users with 11.2 will not have the full functions remote standard HomeKit until Apple deployment something more permanent next week. To recover that functionality will require the update to the latest version of iOS.

The initial report does not detail the characteristics of the exploit, only notes that the vulnerability required at least one iPhone or iPad in iOS 11.2, the latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system, connected to the iCloud account of the user’s HomeKit.

The failure seems to be difficult to replicate, and does not affect the previous versions of the operating system, but triggered concerns about the functionality of the smart home as users connect more appliances to ecosystems such as HomeKit, Assistant or Alexa.