Category: MAC OS


MAC OS, Operating systems

Weakness in Zoom for macOS allows local attackers to hijack camera and microphone

April 2, 2020

Via: CSO Online

The Zoom video conferencing client for macOS does not take full advantage of the application hardening features the operating system offers, which could allow local malware to elevate its privileges or access the camera and microphone without the user’s knowledge. […]

iOS, MAC OS, Operating systems, Software Category, System Software

Enterprise resilience: iOS, Mac tools for remote collaboration

February 28, 2020

Via: Computerworld

The cancellation of Mobile World Congress, the Geneva Motor Show and big-name withdrawals from other key industry events in response to the coronavirus outbreak means every enterprise should put remote working and collaboration systems in place. This is not a […]

MAC OS, Operating systems

Apple deprecating macOS kernel extensions (KEXTs) is a great win for security

February 7, 2020

Via: ZDnet

At the WWDC conference last year, Apple announced plans to deprecate macOS “kernel extensions” (KEXTs) and replace them with a new mechanism called “system extensions.” The first step towards this announcement was made with the release of macOS Catalina (10.15.0) […]

iOS, MAC OS, Operating systems

Apple releases macOS Catalina 10.15.2, iOS and iPadOS 13.3

December 10, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

As has become a custom, Apple has simultaneously released software updates for nearly its entire suite of consumer products today—including iOS 13.3, iPadOS 13.3, macOS Catalina 10.15.2, watchOS 6.1.1, tvOS 13.3—and an update for HomePods. All updates should be available […]

MAC OS, Operating systems, Other

Apple releases macOS Catalina 10.15.1 and watchOS 6.1

October 30, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

Apple yesterday released software updates for macOS and watchOS—10.15.1 and 6.1, respectively. Apple’s habit of late has been to release most of its operating system updates for each platform all on the same day. But in this instance, though, macOS […]

MAC OS, Operating systems

Apple releases new version of macOS Catalina Supplemental Update

October 22, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

Apple has released a new version of its macOS Catalina Supplemental Update. The first iteration of the update was made available to Macs running Catalina on October 15. Like last week’s update, of which this is apparently a new version, […]

MAC OS, Operating systems

Apple just released macOS Catalina to the public

October 7, 2019

Via: BGR

Back in the day, a new macOS release (or OS X if you want to be particular) was a huge event for Mac users. But as the world shifted from desktop to mobile computing en masse, Apple arguably started to […]

Application Software, MAC OS, Operating systems, Software Category

Chrome update breaks Hollywood editors’ Mac Pros

September 25, 2019

Via: TechSpot

As reported by Variety, a data corruption error that caused Mac Pro workstations to become unusable started affecting Hollywood studios on Monday. Video editors found that their machines were refusing to reboot, and while it was initially suspected that Avid’s […]

MAC OS, Operating systems

Apple is releasing macOS Catalina in October

September 10, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

After a summer of beta test, Apple is about to release the next major version of macOS, macOS Catalina. But not so fast, the new version will arrive in October, according to Apple’s updated website. As always, this update will […]

MAC OS, Operating systems

Mac Malware Pushed via Google Search Results, Masquerades as Flash Installer

July 2, 2019

Via: Threat Post

Never-before-seen Mac malware, dubbed OSX/CrescentCore, has been discovered in the wild. The trojan, spotted on various websites masquerading as an Adobe Flash Player installer, drops malicious applications and browser extensions on victims’ systems when downloaded. OSX/CrescentCore is spread via various […]