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Gatekeeper bypass in OS X relies on renaming an app

Glenn Fleishman | Oct. 1, 2015
A researcher finds that Apple allows unsigned software in the same folder as signed, approved ones in the Mac App Store, opening up the potential for a malware bypass.

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Wardle expresses concerns that such low-hanging fruit remained available, and is pushing Apple to make more comprehensive changes, as this is the second Gatekeeper bypass he’s discovered this year. “I’m just a random surfer dude who lives in Hawaii,” he says. “It worries me that Macs are not as hard a target as I’d like.”


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