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Critical macOS 10.13 “High Sierra” Security Bug

November 29th, 2017 in Apple,Security

Anyone who has upgraded their Macs to macOS 10.13 aka “High Sierra” should be aware there is a very critical security bug that an potentially allow someone sitting at the machine to login as “root” user (essentially a super administrator) without knowing your password. I’m sure Apple will be patching this ASAP but in the meantime there is a simple procedure you can follow to mitigate the risks:

As far as I know it required direct physical access to your machine and can’t be exploited remotely but it’s worth taking a few minutes to read the above article and apply the “fix”.

2017-11-29 12:30pm Update

Apple has posted Security Update 2017-001 to fix this problem. Consider installing it ASAP.

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