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May 14, 2021 by Stuart Ashenbrenner

Apple updates XProtect to v2146

Apple updates XProtect bringing it to version 2146.

Today, Apple has released a new update to XProtect, bringing the version number to 2146; the update is dated May 14, 2021.

In this small update, Apple expanded the rule MACOS_1db9cfa. This rule added prevention hashes for a few new variants of XCSSET malware. The rule was initially introduced in version 2142, dated March 18, 2021.

This is a continuation of Apple’s commitment to preventing XCSSET malware, which has been one of their primary focuses as the malware has quickly adapted and changed.

Jamf Protect is purpose-built to work with Apple’s native security tools, while also adding the capability of detecting and mitigating a wider range of known malware. Additionally, it provides alerting and reporting capabilities – including the identification of potential new threats — before new updates to XProtect and/or MRT may be available.

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