Zoom Mac Update Patches Dangerous Security Flaw

By   ISBuzz Team
Writer , Information Security Buzz | Aug 15, 2022 06:43 am PST

As reported by The Verge, Zoom has issued a patch for a bug on macOS that could allow a hacker to take control of a user’s operating system (via MacRumors). In an update on its security bulletin, Zoom acknowledges the issue (CVE-2022-28756) and says a fix is included in version 5.11.5 of the app on Mac, which you can (and should) download now.

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Jake Moore
Jake Moore , Global Cyber Security Advisor
August 15, 2022 2:44 pm

It may seem a while since we heard of security issues with Macs, but this highlights the persistency of attackers looking for vulnerabilities in popular applications. Moreover, finding one in a Mac can be extra lucrative due to many people still wrongly assuming Macs are always protected without bespoke security and antivirus installed. Unfortunately, being able to take over the operating system, hackers would be able to control whatever they desire making this a very serious flaw indeed which would need patching immediately. It is therefore important to update the app on all devices and make sure an up-to-date endpoint antivirus solution is installed too to mitigate any other potential Mac exploits.

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