Security risks have been discovered for macOS Big Sur Back in November 2020, developers voiced concerns about an internal file that would allow Apple apps to bypass firewall filters if necessary.
However, Apple has now released macOS Big Sur 11.2 in public beta and removed the list of exceptions that could lead to security breaches and malware so that Mac users can re-monitor their app data.
MacOS Big Sur 11.2 Beta 2
MacOS Big Sur originally included a file called “ContentFilterExclusionList” that listed several official apps such as the App Store, Music app, and FaceTime that would bypass any firewall installed on the device.
This left the affected apps and services exposed to hackers who could use the exclusion list to create malware that bypassed Mac security and ignored third-party firewall installed on the device. This also deprived users of the ability to check what Apple apps were doing with their data, or even to block or …