Users Discover MacOS High Sierra Login Error

It appears to work on macOS 10.13, 10.13.1, and 10.13.2 beta. A unsafe bug in the operating system allowed any user anywhere to gain entrance to your files and your saved information on your computer just by typing a single word. They can even tamper with Apple ID email addresses and do a handful of malicious actions that could otherwise not be possible without access.

Apple has promised that it is working on a fix, but until then there is a way to secure your Mac by giving the root admin account a password, and in this tutorial we'll show you how you can do that by changing the root password.

The solution was then followed by exclaims of surprise that Apple's software permitted such an action. Well, now Apple has fixed this bug. A user could simply type "root" as a username, leave the password field blank, click "unlock" twice, and immediately gain full access to the computer.

"The Mac OS High Sierra "root" user bug is insane. just tried it for myself & can not believe it actually worked", tweeted programmer William LeGate. "If a Root User is already enabled, to ensure a black password is not set, please follow the instructions from the "Change the root password" section".

Starting later today, Apple will automatically push this security update to all Macs running High Sierra 10.13.1.

According to Bloomberg Technology when people enter the word "root" as a username and don't put in a password the system malfunctions and logs into the system.

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Even though you couldn't exploit this hole remotely, at least by default, it was an astonishing lapse by Apple.

It is unclear when Apple will update High Sierra with the patch.

Several experts have lambasted Apple for allowing the vulnerability in the first place.

"Security is a top priority for every Apple product, and regrettably we stumbled with this release of macOS", Apple said in its statement. When that happens, "Make sure to update your Macs and MacBooks at your earliest opportunity after it is released", he added.

And yes, if you've been waiting to upgrade to High Sierra, pat yourself on the back.

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