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Apple patches nasty macOS exploit that bypasses security protections

Apple has patched a nasty macOS bug that could have allowed malicious applications to circumvent the operating system’s in-built security protections.

As reported by Bleeping Computer, the flaw was first discovered by Gordon Long, Offensive Security Engineer at Box. According to Long, the vulnerability could allow a specially crafted, script-based application to be launched on a Mac device without Gatekeeper (an antivirus service that verifies the authenticity of all downloaded apps) ever triggering an alarm.

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