MacOS Firewall Bypass Demos

August 9, 2018

“You’re are not going to buy a car and expect it to fly?” Patrick Wardle, Chief Research Officer at Digita Security and founder of Objective-See, describing why he presented some of his research on MacOS firewall bypasses.

That sort of makes sense.  Nobody buys a Mac and expects it to resist attack?

In any case, we all have members of our workforce using Macs for non-trivial business operations.  We need to clearly understand the attack surface and Mac’s resistance to attack.  P.Wardle provides a little help on that exercise in his BlackHat presentation: “Fire & Ice: Making and Breaking macOS Firewalls.”

Tom Spring has a useful summary of the presentation on ThreatPost: “Black Hat 2018: Patrick Wardle on Breaking and Bypassing MacOS Firewalls.”  It is worth a read.  There is no reason for me to echo its content here.

REFERENCES:

“Fire & Ice: Making and Breaking macOS Firewalls”
https://www.blackhat.com/us-18/briefings.html#fire-and-ice-making-and-breaking-macos-firewalls

“Black Hat 2018: Patrick Wardle on Breaking and Bypassing MacOS Firewalls” By Tom Spring
https://threatpost.com/patrick-wardle-breaks-and-bypasses-macos-firewalls/134784/


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