How to Bypass Gatekeeper & Exploit macOS v10.14.5 & Earlier

Apple's Gatekeeper security software for macOS (Mac OS X) is vulnerable to remote attacks up to version 10.14.5. An attacker that's anywhere in the world can exploit MacBooks and other Mac computers by sharing a single ZIP file. The vulnerability was discovered by Filippo Cavallarin, a security researcher and CEO of We Are Segment, an Italian cyber-security company. In his blog post, Filippo demonstrates how a remote attacker can exploit the vulnerability. His video (below) also shows it in action. At the time of this writing, there is no patch for the vulnerability. It affects macOS Mojave... more