Millions Of MacOS 11.2 And Earlier Powered Apple Devices Vulnerable To Serious Malware, Patch ASAP
File quarantine, Gatekeeper, and Application Notarization are three utilities that have been introduced over the years to help protect users. Effectively, these tools make it so Apple must essentially sign off on all software that could make it to a Mac. If some software somehow managed to sneak by those protections, it could be catastrophic for the security of said Apple devices. It seems that there is malware in the wild doing just that, though, as a logic flaw in macOS has been discovered which allows an attacker to “trivially and reliably bypass all of these foundational mitigations,” as Objective-See reports.
With this in mind, users need to update their Macs to macOS version 11.3 to regain full protection against this vulnerability. Otherwise, they could remain susceptible to malware and adware that has been spotted in the wild by device management software company Jamf. Whether or not you decide to update, let us know what you think of this development in the comments below.