Insufficient for Pedestal Security of Apple Published

In the summer of 2015, it was determined that the patches produced against the vulnerabilities discovered in the Gatekeeper program used to protect Mac products from malware were inadequate. Patrick Wardle, a security researcher who discovered the weaknesses, showed in a December presentation that attackers could still exploit the weaknesses described earlier.

The weakness in the Gatekeeper, which affirms the programs that Mac users download to their devices, is not technically a weakness, but a deficiency. According to Wardle, Gatekeeper does not recognize the third-party extensions found in programs downloaded by users, malicious software hosted by plugins and browser components. Despite this, Apple only had to take the extraterrestrial black list that Wardle used to prove his claim.

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