Your Mac computer running the Apple’s latest High Sierra operating system can be hacked by tweaking just two lines of code, a researcher demonstrated at the Def Con security conference on Sunday.
Patrick Wardle, an ex-NSA hacker and now Chief Research Officer of Digita Security, uncovered a critical zero-day vulnerability in the macOS operating system that could allow a malicious application installed in the targeted system to virtually “click” objects without any user interaction or consent.
To know, how dangerous it can go, Wardle explains: “Via a single click, countless security mechanisms may be completely bypassed. Run untrusted app? Click…allowed. Authorise keychain access? Click…allowed. Load 3rd-party kernel extension? Click…allowed. Authorise outgoing network connection? click …allowed.”
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