A vulnerability in iOS HomeKit allowed unauthorized access to smart locks

Between now and next week’s update, HomeKit-ers may notice that they aren’t able to grant shared users remote access — not ideal for sure, but also not the worst price to pay to assure safety and security.

Though bugs like this can be extremely serious, they don’t necessarily mean that you need to toss out all your automated home devices. As Hall points out in his piece, bugs are a part of software development and happen all the time. Even widely-released physical products can have flaws and need to be recalled for safety reasons, but that doesn’t mean that you should stop using them altogether. In the end, choosing whether or not to use smart home products is always an individual decision, like choosing to use anything else. As long as you use them thoughtfully, you should be just fine:

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