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Hackers Can Bypass macOS Security Features With Synthetic Clicks

June 3, 2019

Patrick Wardle, co-founder and chief research officer at Digita Security, a company that specializes in security products and services for macOS, has discovered a vulnerability that allows hackers, malware or unauthorized applications to locally bypass some features announced by Apple at its 2018 Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC).

At the time, Apple revealed that macOS Mojave would alert users every time an application wants to access their camera, microphone, events, contacts, location, photos, backups, Safari data, history, and mail database, or when an app attempts to obtain admin privileges or remotely control processes.

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