Apple Updates Millions Of Macs After Dangerous Webcam Hijack Risk Exposed
In a nearly unprecedented move, Apple has rolled out an automated update that addresses a previously disclosed flaw affecting a legitimate application. The update fixes a vulnerability in the Zoom video-conferencing software for macOS that put up to 4 million users at risk.
Earlier this week, a security researcher discovered that the Zoom app was vulnerable to attacks that could enable hackers to hijack the webcam on devices. The flaw stemmed from the fact that Zoom comes with a poorly secured, hidden web server. The Apple update removes that vulnerable service, which the researcher described as an “incredibly sketchy” solution.