Apple has quietly rolled out a new feature for its Mac apps for killing and disabling Macs.
The new feature is called “spotify mac” and it lets users “spot check” the state of a Mac and “kill it” if it becomes compromised.
The feature was first reported by Macworld.
The Mac app is currently available only in the United States, but Apple plans to roll it out to other countries over the coming weeks.
Apple has a history of adding malware and other vulnerabilities to Macs, but it has largely kept its software from being widely exploited.
Apple is also considering expanding the feature to its iCloud service, which has the potential to become a serious threat to users’ privacy.
The company has also begun a push to build a new Mac OS X version for developers, with a target release in the next few weeks.