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Apple apps contain malware: the bots have breached the wall

Mistakes made in security processes lead to questions as the reputation of MacOS’s security takes a hit – what you need to know


Mistakes that Apple’s notarisation system made have allowed malware to slip into the MacOS ecosystem meaning cybercriminals have loaded adware onto devices of website visitors.

This calls into question the presumed wisdom from organisations that Apple hardware and software is inherently safer than Windows.

According to a report by researchers at Objective-See, hackers subverted Apple’s notarisation system that scans MacOS applications for malicious content, allowing system attacks.

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