New macOS Security Vulnerability

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New macOS Security Vulnerability

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https://lifehacker.com/how-to-protect-y ... 1835845551

A recently disclosed vulnerability present in the macOS Gatekeeper—otherwise known as the “Cavallarin” exploit—has reportedly been leveraged by adware creators. It’s times like these when we’re reminded of the best advice for keeping your Mac protected from these kinds of issues: When in doubt, install apps from the Mac App Store or trusted third-party sources, not just any ol’ thing you found on the internet.


At this point, the easiest prevention method is to stick to Apple-certified apps from the App Store above all, and have a healthy suspicion about apps you’re downloading from sources you don’t recognize. It’s unclear how long it might take Apple to patch up this vulnerability in macOS.
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If one is going to pay the price premium for Apple's walled garden, why the hell go outside it? Buy an Android and study up.
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Kirk wrote: If one is going to pay the price premium for Apple's walled garden, why the hell go outside it? Buy an Android and study up.



or just study up regardless of platform.

There are no illegitimate children...only illegitimate parents.

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Kirk wrote: If one is going to pay the price premium for Apple's walled garden, why the hell go outside it? Buy an Android and study up.


Yeah, the only way to "infect" a Mac, is still to prey on... those who don't know better, and trick them into installing something. Technically not "computer viruses".

BUT, there's legitimate apps outside the mac app store, and if you need older apps, they're not there either. Aaannd... then there's piracy.

But yeah, stay inside the mac app store and you should be fine.

By the way, as far as I know, staying inside the google store should be safe for android. Sometimes bad apps get in there but google usually removes them within days. And (but) there are antivirus apps for android (for a reason).
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