Zoom Releases Patch for macOS Vulnerability
July 11, 2019 · 1 min read
On July 9, 2019, Zoom released a patch for a security vulnerability affecting macOS devices. The vulnerability allows any website to join a user to a Zoom call and activate their webcam without their permission. The patch will remove a local web server Zoom uses to join users to a meeting. In addition, the patch turns off a user's webcam upon joining a meeting.
Apple has released an auto-update that applies this patch to your Zoom client without user intervention required. You can verify the patch has been applied on your macOS device by performing the following steps:
- Launch the Zoom application.
- Click zoom.us in the top left corner of your device.
- Click Check for Updates.
- Confirm the Zoom version listed is 4.4.4 (53932.0709).
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