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Apple Working to Quickly Plug Irresponsible Security Hole in MacOS High Sierra

Apple’s MacOS High Sierra has a serious flaw. The flaw gives anyone administrator access to the computer without a password. The discovery has exposed a growing lack of trust over the company’s ability to both innovate and stay relevant in an industry that is focused on security.

The flaw works like this:

When logging in to the system, enter the username  “root” and leave the password field blank. By repeatedly pressing the log-in button, the user eventually gains full access to the system.

Apple is rushing to fix the flaw, but has developed some workarounds which includes changing the password for the “root” user:

How to enable the root user on your Mac or change your root password


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