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Critical New Vulnerability Discovered on MacBooks

A critical new vulnerability that can be used to forcibly install software on MacBooks without the users’ consent or administrator password has been discovered on MacBooks running OS X Yosemite, version 10.10. To exploit this bug, attackers create malware that masquerades as adware. When the “adware” is installed, the malware modifies a file in the OS that controls whether you need a password for certain commands, such as installing new software programs. Doing so allows a malicious program to run as though it is the administrator of the computer.

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