Hacker News say update your Mac Operating System ASAP
Hacker News report that Apple have issued a patch to address a 0-day Gatekeeper exploit being actively used by hackers to compromise MacOS computers.
The exploit was identified and reported to Apple on 25 March 2021, a month ago!
Mac users should check they are using the latest available release for their operating system.
Update: 3 May 2021
Apple have issued a further update to address flaws being actively exploited.
QUOTE: "The weaknesses all concern WebKit, the browser engine which powers Safari and other third-party web browsers in iOS."
Source: The Hacker News.
Mac Users should also check that Adobe Reader is up to date
11 May 2021.
"Adobe has released Patch Tuesday updates for the month of May with fixes for multiple vulnerabilities spanning 12 different products, including a zero-day flaw affecting Adobe Reader that's actively exploited in the wild." (Hacker News)
A zero-day attack patch is issued by developers when they discover a flaw which has been exploited without their knowledge.
Update MacOS to the latest release
By default your Mac should update automatically.
But to be on the safe side, check you are using the latest release.
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