Zoom closes a security hole that permitted hackers to take control of your Mac.


 Zoom just released an upgrade for its Mac platform application. The most recent patch closes a critical security hole that could have given hackers full access to a Mac user's system.

A critical security hole that allowed someone with bad intent to acquire root level access to users's Mac computers had to be patched, according to an ArsTechnica investigation on the well-known cloud-based video conferencing service. The hackers would then be able to take over their systems as a result. It appears that the Zoom application's auto updater programme, which possessed root-level access to the system, was the source of this vulnerability. Only a signature verification method was available for this software, and it was simple to trick it by giving your package a familiar file name.

In other words, a hacker may be able to force a downgrade in your programme or otherwise trigger attacks. The developer and researcher of the Objective-See Foundation (OSF), Patrick Wardle, was the first to identify the security problem. Zoom was alerted to this vulnerability by Wardle in December 2021. Though the patch also introduced another fault, the corporation has now formally resolved this problem.

However, Zoom soon repaired this as well, and Wardle discovered another another flaw in the programme that had also recently been addressed. Notably, Zoom's platform for Mac systems has experienced security-related problems before. Additionally, the business had to respond rapidly to a webcam hijacking vulnerability in 2019, which increased criticism ofthe software, especially in 2020 when the app exploded in popularity.

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