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Some Apple Apps on macOS Big Sur Bypass Content Filters, VPNs

November 17, 2020

Security researchers are blasting Apple for a feature in the latest Big Sur release of macOS that allows some Apple apps to bypass content filters and VPNs. They say it is a liability that can be exploited by threat actors to bypass firewalls and give them access to people’s systems and expose their sensitive data.

A Big Sur beta user named Maxwell (@mxswd) was the first to point out the issue back in October on Twitter. Despite concerns and questions among security professionals, Apple released Big Sur to the public on Nov. 12.

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