Nasty macOS bug could have let hackers dance past security protections

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Cybersecurity researchers have discovered a new vulnerability in macOS which allowed threat actors to completely bypass native security solutions and execute an unsigned and unnotarized application without displaying security prompts.

Announcing the news in a blog post (opens in new tab), researchers from Jamf Threat Labs said they spotted the flaw in the macOS Archive Utility, the native macOS archiving application, similar to WinRAR and other archiving apps. 

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