Apple quietly updates Macs to remove Zoom webcam exploit (page 2)

After all of the drama over Zoom’s use of a hidden web server on Macs, Apple itself has decided to step in, TechCrunch reports. It is issuing a silent update — meaning your Mac will get it without any interaction on your part — to remove the web server, which was designed to save Safari users an extra click, from any Mac that has Zoom’s software installed. Although Zoom itself issued an emergency patch yesterday to remove that web server, apparently Apple is concerned that enough users won’t update or are unaware of the controversy in the first place that it’s issuing its own patch. Apple reportedly believes this software update shouldn’t affect Zoom’s ability to function on Macs. basically, Apple stepped in because it knew a ton of... Continue reading…

Apple quietly updates Macs to remove Zoom webcam exploit

It's not just Zoom scrambling to fix the exploit that allowed intruders to hijack Mac webcams. Apple has issued a silent, automatic update to macOS that removes the web server ...

Wed 10 Jul 19 from Engadget

Apple has pushed a silent Mac update to remove hidden Zoom web server

Apple has released a silent update for Mac users removing a vulnerable component in Zoom, the popular video conferencing app, which allowed websites to automatically add a user to a video call ...

Wed 10 Jul 19 from TechCrunch

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Tue 9 Jul 19 from Arstechnica

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Zoom is acting quickly on the security flaw that let intruders hijack Mac users' webcams. The video conferencing firm is releasing a patch on July 9th (that's today, if you're ...

Tue 9 Jul 19 from Engadget

Security: Your Mac Under Zoom Attack Could Be Camera Hijacked

A significant security issue with a popular Mac video conferencing company Zoom has surfaced. The security issue was made public by a researcher named Jonathan Leitschuh after a 90-day grace ...

Tue 9 Jul 19 from HotHardware

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Tue 9 Jul 19 from CNET Cutting Edge

Zoom to fix major Mac webcam security flaw today with emergency patch

Video conferencing provider Zoom is pushing out an emergency patch later today to address the zero-day vulnerability for Mac users that could potentially expose a live webcam feed ...

Tue 9 Jul 19 from The Verge


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