I know that this question has been asked on the forums before, but no resolution was reached on that thread.
I have qbittorrent running on Mac OS Big Sur. Today, I was messing around with the available column names in the main window of the program, when all of the sudden I received the following popup: "qBittorent would like to control your computer using accessibility features". This directed me to go to the Security and Privacy section of System Preferences and grant qBittorrent access under the accessibility category. (I did not do this.) I do not believe that me changing the column categories displayed in the program is what triggered this. Now, the accessibility category in Security and Privacy appears to grant the whitelisted applications permission to control my computer. This is somewhat concerning to me, since I have been using qbittorrent to download some torrents from rutracker.org and since I started doing so my built-in router firewall has notified me of two "IP reputation" attacks originating from Russia and Ukraine. Looking up the Russian ip address revealed it to be a common attacker attempting port scans on target computers. So my main concern, which is hopefully completely paranoid, is that somebody is trying to gain access to my computer through qbittorrent, and they found my ip address through the torrents I have been downloading.
TLDR: I am concerned that qbittorrent trying to "control my computer using accessbility features" is a hacker attack. Please advise as to the credibility of this concern and / or explain why qbittorrent would normally need to control one's computer.
MAC OS X specific questions, problems.
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Did you ever get an answer to this?
I just had the exact same issue, also while choosing different columns to be visible in the main window. I also denied qB control of the computer. It's in the list of programs that could control the computer using accessibility features, but since it's without a checkmark, it's not able to.