Shlayer Malware Notarized by Apple

 

Somehow the Shlayer malware passed through Apple’s notarization process. Here is what we know.

Introduced in macOS 10.15 (Catalina) Apple has an automated notary system in place that scans software for malicious content before it is distributed to macOS users.  This essentially allows for any malicious code to be detected and blocked effectively stopping the malicious content in its tracks. Shlayer, a malicious malware, somehow managed to be approved by this same notarization process that was designed to protect. Thankfully, once this was discovered Apple was quick to act upon removing the notarization of Shlayer. This still does lead to some concern as there may be other malicious software that passed through this notarization process.

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Shlayer

Shlayer malware was notarized by Apple.