High Sierra – New MacOS Security Bug: 7 Steps To Fix It

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MacOS users are highly concerned with a new High Sierra bug report that allows anyone to access and even control your Mac.

 

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A security flaw makes every Apple’s MacOS High Sierra users vulnerable, as attackers are able to access locked settings using the username “root” without entering the password, and subsequently unlock the computer.

The bug does not appear to affect previous versions of macOS, including Sierra, El Capitan or older.

Everythings started on Nov. 28 , when Turkish software developer, Lemi Orhan Ergin, publicised the flaw on Twitter, calling the bug a “huge security issue”:

Apple and external security experts have shared information on how to fix the problem, which is clear but a little complicated.

“We are working on a software update to address this issue,” the company said in a statement. “In the meantime, setting a root password prevents unauthorized access to your Mac. To enable the Root User and set a password, please follow the instructions here: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204012.”

Here are seven steps Apple asks to follow to enable the root user:

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