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Apple Mac Vulnerability

Who is at risk & how to protect yourself

On the 9th July 2019 it was widely reported that a new vulnerability had been found within the Zoom video conferencing software which has left Apple Mac users at risk. Security companies have classified the problem as a ‘major vulnerability’.

At this time, it is not thought that the security issue affects any non-apple devices.

Security experts have recommended that anybody with the Zoom software installed on their Apple Mac computer, or anybody who has previously had the software installed should apply the latest updates supplied by Apple & Zoom as soon as possible.

If you would like to read more on the subject, you can read detailed articles on the following websites:

 


 

My recommendation to any clients who’re using the Zoom software for a counselling or supervision purposes is that any Mac users with Zoom installed need to update immediately as there has been a bug.

Mac users who think they may have had Zoom installed in the past should also install the newest version as their Mac will still have an old, leftover vulnerability.

If you have Zoom, simply open it, and check for updates, as seen below. If you don’t have Zoom installed, but think you did have it installed in the past, you’ll need to download and install the newest version from here: https://zoom.us/support/download

For background on the issue:
https://apple.news/A_CCnmrgFR6Gt5ADy1zTdew

Here’s a link to the zoom support page with information on how to download
updates: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201361963-New-Updates-for-Mac-OS


 

I do hope that this article explains the situation and will help you to take the necessary steps to protect your privacy.

However, if you do have any further concerns about  how this may have impacted conversations you and I have had in the  past, or information that we’ve exchanged, please do contact me and we can discuss it in more detail.