Gatekeeper

Vulnerability Allows Researcher to Completely Bypass macOS Gatekeeper Security

A new vulnerability highlighted in a blog post by security researcher Filippo Cavallarin, which continues to exist even in the latest macOS 10.14.5 release, allows a user to completely bypass the Gatekeeper security functionality of macOS, 9to5Mac is reporting. For those who aren't familiar, macOS Gatekeeper verifies applications downloaded from outside of the Mac App Store immediately after...

Apple Gatekeeper Vulnerability Not Fixed Yet: Researcher

Despite shipping a patch, Apple has failed to fix the core of the Gatekeeper vulnerability originally reported last September, the security researcher who originally discovered the security bug has told Ars Technica. What Apple has done instead is a temporary workaround: It blacklisted the small number of known files the security researcher reported. This isn't...

This Simple Exploit Can Bypass OS X’s Malware Gatekeeper

Patrick Wardle, director of research of security firm Synack, has found a very simple exploit that completely bypasses Mac’s Gatekeeper, an OS X feature that helps neutralize attacks that trick less experienced users into installing trojans and provides code-signing requirements to prevent installation of malicious software. According to ArsTechnica, the simple hack uses a binary file already trusted by...