The issue, discovered in the macOS High Sierra operating system for laptops and desktops that was released in September, would let anyone enter the word "root" when prompted for a username, and provide no password when logging on to the device. All Macs running High Sierra appeared to be affected.
If you had yet to upgrade to the very latest version of High Sierra - that is, you were running 10.13.0 - and you install the patch and THEN upgraded to 10.13.1, the "root" access bug rears its head once again.
You'd think that would be the end of Apple's software troubles for this week, but you'd be wrong.
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The solution is a simple one - but one that has not been made sufficient clear by Apple. That would permit unfettered access to the file system for a Mac, exposing private documents on that particular computer. To enable the Root User and set a password, please follow the instructions here: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204012.
In a Medium post today, Ergin today said his Twitter disclosure about the Mac bug was met with "many reactions like a blast". Even if it's not as abysmal as the original root bug, this still reflects badly on the security of Apple's OS, which the company has long boasted as one of the elements that make Macs better than PCs.
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"Oh my god that should not work but it does", another user responded yesterday on the forum.
"A password prompt that authenticates as root with an empty password would be a black eye for any OS". While the security update is now available for download from Mac App Store, Apple said it will also be automatically installing the patch on all Macs running macOS High Sierra 10.13.1.
Apple seems to be doing badly in ensuring Macs are secure.
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