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        ..Software engineer Felix Seele discovered earlier this week that Zoom’s macOS installer works around Apple’s OS restrictions by using “the same tricks that are being used by macOS malware” to get its software on Macs.

        This meant the Zoom app was being installed without users providing final consent, thanks to a misleading prompt that automated the install process…
        Zoom has now issued a new update that addresses the problems revealed by Seele.

        “They completely removed the preinstall stuff, so you now need to click through the installer as it ought to be,” explains Seele in a message to The Verge. The fake prompt has also been removed so users have to specifically click through and install Zoom. “I must say that I am impressed,” says Seele. “I expected them to maybe change the dialog, but since the ‘zero-click’ aspect was so important to them, I thought they would stick with the preinstall-trick.”

        https://www.theverge.com/2020/4/2/21204648/zoom-macos-installer-update-privacy-security-concerns

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