Apple has disabled discreetly the local server to Zoom on any Mac


The service of video conferencing Zoom is caught in a controversy after a security researcher unveiled its questionable practices on macOS. To simplify the operation of its service and eliminate the requests for confirmation of the browsers or the system, the client Mac Zoom installs a local web server that ran continuously in the background and constituted a security breach :


In the Face of the extent of the controversy, Zoom was eventually react out yesterday with an update that disables completely the local server. We learn today that Apple had taken the lead by posting an update silent of macOS to do the same thing. In fact, all the Mac users who have installed Zoom does have more to worry about, even if they do ever update their app.


In addition to the updates to the standard macOS-distributed via the Mac App Store and which are optional (even if it is sometimes difficult to get rid of it), Apple has a mechanism of updates is automated and invisible to the user. The builder uses it regularly to block known malware and restrict their action. This same mechanism was used in this case to disable the operation of the local server of Zoom. Apple had accused the company, which has worked with the firm of Cupertino to verify that everything works correctly.

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