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: