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Apple is pushing for automatic updating of the Mac software to remove the vulnerable Zoom Web server

Earlier this week, a serious vulnerability was discovered in the macOS Zoom Video Conferencing app that could allow attackers to hijack users' webcams. The vulnerability was particularly serious because Zoom had a hidden Web server installed on users' computers to automatically answer incoming calls. This web server was not only the vulnerability that could be exploited, but also is not …

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Zoom backtracks, it is said, actually fix a fatal bug that could allow hackers to hijack Mac webcams

Photo: Alex Cranz ((Gizmodo) Mac computers, which posed a significant security threat and could be abducted by attackers, were traced back to the Zoom teleconferencing app, which will quickly remove the feature. [19659004SecurityresearcherJonathanLeitschuhgavethefirstreportontheexploitadetailedmediaarticledemonstratinghowtheinsecureimplementationofZoom'sClick-to-JoinfeaturewhichallowsforeasyvideoconferencingcouldbeusedtoToconnectuserstoachatroomandtoactivatetheirwebcamswithoutknowingitbyembeddingcodeonawebsite(ThelocalserverpersistedevenafteruninstallingtheZoomMacclientandeasilyreinstalledtheZoomclientforyouthatauserwasrequiredtointeractonyourbehalfinadditiontovisitingawebsite"addedLeitschuhAnyonewhohaseverinstalledZoommaybeexposedtothesamerisk)LeitschuhsummarizedhisfindingsintheformofawebsitethatwouldbethesameasaccessingaMaconthiswebsiteIfZoomwasup-to-dateorpre-installedhewouldinstantlymakeavideochatOpentheroomandactivatethewebcamoftheusersiftheydonotswitchacertainsetting Leitschuh wrote that Zoom had ignored his warnings for months and implemented only a portion of last-minute troubleshooting, while ZDnet announced on Monday that the technology was …

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Five Mac apps worth checking out – July 2019

Apps for the Mac are often less noticed than apps for iOS devices. Therefore, here we have a series of MacRumors highlighting the useful and interesting Mac apps that are worth checking out and possibly investing in. This month's selections include apps to make your touch bar more functional, add quick buttons to the menu bar, create to-do lists, replace …

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The Mac Pro is assembled in China

Photo: Alex Cranz (Gizmodo) of the Mac Pro in Austin, Texas. Seven years later, Apple seems to manufacture the new Mac Pro, according to the Wall Street Journal in China. Citing relevant sources, the Journal reports that Apple has worked with Quanta Computer Inc, a Taiwanese contractor, to build the computer in a factory near Shanghai. One reason for this …

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Apple relocates Mac Pro production from Texas to China

Enlarge / Interior view of the new Mac Pro. Apple Apple makes the new Mac Pro In China, this represents a change from the previous Mac Pro in the US Apple released the previous Mac Pro from 2013 in Austin, Texas . But with the new Mac Pro to be unveiled in China this month, Apple is "relocating production of …

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Adobe Lightroom returns to the Mac App Store

Adobe has released Lightroom, its professional photo editing and management tool, on the Mac App Store. It's the first professional Adobe app to make it into the App Store since Apple redesigned it with Mojave, last year's version of macOS. The Mac App Store version of Lightroom is the "new" Lightroom, formerly known as Lightroom CC. It syncs with complementary …

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Project Catalyst to improve existing Mac apps on Catalina

At WWDC earlier this month, Apple put more details on its plan to bring iPad apps to the Mac using Project Catalyst in MacOS Catalina. WWDC 2018 marked Apple's first attempt at porting its own iPad apps to MacOS, bringing News, Home, Stocks, and Voice Memos to the Mac. Those apps, however, are set to receive major enhancements to macOS …

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