Ben Montour has more than 15 years in IT infrastructure and works to support large-scale osquery implementations in his role as a Customer Success Engineer with Uptycs. He focuses primarily both on endpoint and cloud security. In his free time Ben and his partner Ellen raise a small herd of alpaca. Alpaca are shorn yearly and Ben and Ellen use traditional hand-processing techniques to make products from their fiber.
Earlier this week Apple issued an update to macOS Big Sur bringing it up to version 11.3. This update included a security fix for a vulnerability within the macOS Gatekeeper security system, and given the ID of “CVE 2021-30657”. This vulnerability was disclosed to Apple by an expert macOS Security Researcher Cedric Owens (Twitter: @cedowens, GitHub: cedowens).
Late last week cybersecurity company Red Canary published an article revealing a new strain of macOS malware they discovered. Looking at data provided by Malwarebytes they determined that this new malware, which they dubbed “Silver Sparrow,” had already infected nearly 30,000 macOS endpoints around the world.