Apple’s Mac OS X Still Open to Malware, Thanks Gatekeeper – The Hacker News
Apple Mac Computers are considered to be much safer than Windows computers at keeping out the viruses and malware, but the new Exploit discovered by researchers again proves it indeed quite false.
Last year, The Hacker News reported a deadly simple exploit that completely bypassed one of the core security features in Mac OS X known as Gatekeeper.
Apple released a patch in November, but now the same security researcher who discovered the original Gatekeeper bypass vulnerability said he found an equally obvious workaround.
Patrick Wardle, ex-NSA staffer and head of research at security intelligence firm Synack, said the security patch released by Apple was “incredibly weak” and that the update was “easy to bypass” in minutes.
Gatekeeper’s Failure Once Again
Introduced in July of 2012, Gatekeeper is Apple’s anti-malware feature designed to block untrusted, dodgy apps from running, keeping Mac OS X systems safe from malware.