How to Make Sure Apps Don't Steal Your Data

In theory, having apps cryptographically signed using certificates issued by Apple and enabling the "Allow apps downloaded from App Store and identified developers" should protect you from rogue developers who want to steal your data.

This, coupled with the fact that Apple can revoke said certificates and effectively disable malicious apps, should spell privacy heaven for any security concerned Mac user.

However, as we've seen during the last few days, even macOS applications that got through Apple's App Store vetting system and were checked to respect the store's review guidelines, and ending up being distributed through the Mac App Store can't be trusted.

The problem is if you can do anything about it and if ther... (read more)

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