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Here’s What’s New in iOS 15.2.1 and iPadOS 15.2.1

Here's What's New in iOS 15.2.1 and iPadOS 15.2.1

Apple today released a new version of iOS and iPadOS. THE version 15.2.1 It doesn’t bring big changes, but it’s always a good practice to update your iPhone or iPad.

The update fixes some minor but annoying bugs and a major HomeKit denial of service vulnerability.

Apple fixed a CarPlay failure which can cause third-party applications to ignore user interactions.

The update also fixes an issue where Messages did not load photos sent via iCloud link. This is interesting for those who save their photos in the cloud and want to share them through Messages.

As for the security issue, Apple describes it saying: “Processing a maliciously crafted HomeKit accessory name may cause a denial of service.”

This issue is caused by a HomeKit device name that is too long (500,000 characters in testing). Any device with an affected iOS version installed that carries the name will be stuck, even after a reboot. Resetting the device and logging back into the iCloud account linked to the HomeKit device will cause the crash again.

With the update, that hole in HomeKit is closed, which is one less issue to worry about.

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