Microsoft found a vulnerability called “Powerdir” in macOS. This vulnerability was addressed in macOS 12.1 Monterey.

According to Microsoft, the “Powerdir” security flaw could allow a fake TCC database to be planted. TCC is a long running macOS function that lets users configure the privacy settings of their apps, and with the fake database, a malicious person could hijack an app installed on a Mac or install their own malicious app, accessing the microphone and camera to obtain sensitive info. 


Apple Support: About the security content of macOS Monterey 12.1

Reference: Microsoft Discovered New ‘Powerdir’ macOS Vulnerability, Fixed in 12.1 Update



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