Zoom to fix major Mac webcam security flaw today with emergency patch

Video conferencing provider Zoom is pushing out an emergency patch later today to address the zero-day vulnerability for Mac users that could potentially expose a live webcam feed to an attacker. The fix, detailed in the latest update to Zoom’s blog post on the vulnerability, will “remove the local web server entirely, once the Zoom client has been updated,” to take away the ability for a malicious third party to automatically activate webcams using a Zoom link.

Following a Medium post yesterday from security researcher Jonathan Leitschuh that detailed the vulnerability, Zoom said it would be pushing out an update later this month that would let users save video call preferences to make it so webcams can stay off whenever joining a new…

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