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Apple macOS Gatekeeper security flaw exploited out in the wild

A VULNERABILITY in macOS’ Gatekeeper tool is being actively exploited out in the wild, though it appears to have only been part of a test by an adware company.

Last month, security researcher Filippo Cavallarin discovered and made public a way to bypass the macOS’ Gatekeeper function, which is security tool that immediately goes to work on verifying an app once it’s been downloaded to make sure its code has been signed as legit by Apple.

But Cavallarin found that the way Gatekeeper does this isn’t all that secure as it will consider external drives and network shares as ‘safe locations’ for apps.

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