MacOS Big Sur Lets Apps Slip Past Security Safety Nets


Next up mac. Os big sur. Let's apt slip past security safety. That's a new feature in mac. Os big Allows many of its own apps to bypass firewalls. Mvp ends potentially allowing our to do the same thing in the recent beta release apple placed fifty six of its own apps including facetime and apple maps on an exclusion list allowing them to bypass firewalls and certain vpn's without user's knowledge. A twitter user named maxwell. I spotted the problem last month and now developers are crying. Foul according to jamf security researcher. Patrick wardell melwert could exploit the issue to bypass a firewall and to exfiltrated sensitive data to remote server using a simple python script that piggybacks the traffic onto an apple exempted app as of wednesday afternoon apple hadn't yet commented on the issue

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