Apple has a Zero-Day vulnerability discovered by experts for the macOS Big Sur, and the only way to avoid getting accessed by the XCSSET Malware is to update to the latest version of the Mac operating system. Currently, the macOS is at Big Sur 11.4, and it is said to be the operating system that debuts a security update against the said zero-day.
The notion of Apple not being hackable is now removed, especially as malware are making their way through the Mac's operating systems in most cases, and the company issuing security patches against it. Various vulnerabilities are present in Apple's macOS, and it mainly focuses on zero-day threats or loopholes in computer software.
Alongside the recent release of the iOS 14.6 for the iPhone and iPad platforms, Apple has also debuted the macOS Big Sur 11.4, which brings a security patch among other features included in the update. Apple Watch unlocks for iPhones, Apple Card, and Apple Music's lossless were among those included here, with security also rolling out its take.
Apple's Zero-Day Vulnerability: XCSSET Malware
Zero-days are the new forms of viruses and hack, especially as it centers on computer software vulnerabilities which create loopholes for threat actors to use in accessing a certain device. Recently, it was discovered that the Apple zero-day vulnerability resides in the 11.3 version of the Big Sur, leading to the XCSSET malware.
According to a cybersecurity research team called Jamf, Apple has an underlying problem which it faces now, and that this problem is leaving macOS users from being vulnerable to hacks and access. The zero-day vulnerability mostly focuses on accessing a zoom video call and taking screenshots from it, and full disk access on one's Mac.
Upgrade to macOS Big Sur 11.4 Now to Avoid Malware Access
The cybersecurity research team has advised people to upgrade to the latest software from Apple's macOS, with the Big Sur 11.4, which supposedly brings a fix against this zero-day vulnerability. The latest version of the operating system has highlighted its protection against the current zero-day vulnerability, which Apple has created a fix against.
The vulnerability of the macOS against the zero-day and XCSSET Malware will not only allow disk access and screen recording capabilities but also several permissions which it could turn on by itself. It is recommended to do this immediately, especially if using zoom most of the time, as it is the considered entryway for zero-day's access.
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Written by Isaiah Richard