Having Trouble with Your Mac VPN? Update to Big Sur 11.2

Here’s a case of development time constraints causing a panic among the security community. Before the second beta of Big Sur 11.2 was released, Apple had included a specific feature that would exclude its first party apps from most security checks. This means apps like VPNs, firewalls, anti-malware, and others would no longer function correctly. More details on the feature below. Apple Apps Bypass VPNs Pretty straightforward – a macOS component called ContentFilterExclusionList allowed Apple programs to ignore user-specific network settings. As a result, you couldn’t block first-party apps from communicating with Apple servers (with a firewall, for example). Similarly,…

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Apple’s M1 Mac Mini falls to an all-time low of $600 on Amazon

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‘Metro Exodus’ on next-gen consoles will run at 60FPS with ray tracing

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