Apple Has Fixed The MacOS Security Flaw Already

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Apple Has Fixed The MacOS Security Flaw Already

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Only yesterday (29th November), the news broke out of a major security flaw that allowed anyone to gain root access to a Mac device running MacOS High Sierra.

Apple issued a statement:

Security is a top priority for every Apple product, and regrettably we stumbled with this release of macOS.

When our security engineers became aware of the issue Tuesday afternoon, we immediately began working on an update that closes the security hole. This morning, as of 8:00 a.m., the update is available for download, and starting later today it will be automatically installed on all systems running the latest version (10.13.1) of macOS High Sierra.

We greatly regret this error and we apologize to all Mac users, both for releasing with this vulnerability and for the concern it has caused. Our customers deserve better. We are auditing our development processes to help prevent this from happening again.

Apple’s latest MacOS High Sierra operating system had a very serious flaw that allowed anyone with access to a Mac gain root access by simply typing “root” as the username. The flaw didn’t even require someone to enter a password, which means that anyone with zero hacking knowledge and evil intentions could get into your Mac.

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