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Zoom rolls out fix for vulnerability that can give anyone control of your Mac

August 15, 2022

Via: 9to5Mac

If you’re a Zoom user with a Mac, there’s a critical security fix rolling out now that you should install immediately. The Zoom for Mac update addresses a major security vulnerability that could have allowed anyone to gain root access to your computer.

As reported by ArsTechnica, the vulnerability was first discovered by well-known security researcher Patrick Wardle. Wardle detailed the vulnerability at Def Con last week, explaining that Zoom’s auto-update feature doesn’t ask for a user password and is enabled by default.

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