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Cybersecurity mistake meant Macs could have hosted nasty files

Guidance from Apple confused makers of widely used “whitelisting” tools, leading to errors. Important tools for keeping malicious software off Macs could have been tricked, cybersecurity firm Okta said in research made public Tuesday. Okta researchers examined several whitelisting services that scan files for Mac computers and discovered that the tools could allow bad code to skate by and look like it had been cleared by Apple.

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ORIGINAL SOURCE: CNET

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