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macOS 11.2 will stop Apple’s apps from circumventing third-party firewalls and VPNs

Apple pulls the plug on a macOS Big Sur feature that gave its proprietary services the green light to get around third-party security and privacy tools.

David Balaban
David Balaban

Mac cryptominer uses offbeat anti-analysis tricks to stay undetected

White hats have demystified a five-year-old Mac cryptomining campaign that hinges on a hugely unorthodox technique to fly under the radar.

David Balaban
David Balaban

iMessage zero-click exploit weaponized to surveil journalists

Dozens of journalists at Al Jazeera reportedly fell victim to an eavesdropping campaign with a notorious iMessage interaction-less exploit at its core.

David Balaban
David Balaban

Apple enforces new rigid app privacy requirements

From now on, developers will have to be fair and square about their privacy practices when submitting new apps or updates to Apple’s App Store.

David Balaban
David Balaban

Unencrypted Gatekeeper data puts Mac users’ privacy at risk

Gatekeeper, the technology that’s meant to protect Macs against malware, could expose users’ personal data due to a questionably safe data transfer mechanism.

David Balaban
David Balaban

Vietnamese state-sponsored malware campaign targeting Macs

Researchers have unearthed a new Mac backdoor sample in the wild that’s believed to have ties with a Vietnamese state-funded cybercrime group OceanLotus.

David Balaban
David Balaban