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How To Fix The Just-Discovered MacOS High Sierra Security Vulnerability

By Dorothy Tan, 30 Nov 2017



If you keep a pulse on technology news, you would be aware that a previously unknown security vulnerability on Apple’s MacOS High Sierra surfaced about two days ago.

This flaw essentially allows anyone with physical access to your macOS device—for instance, someone who has just stolen your laptop—to access and change your personal files without having to provide any admin credentials.

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According to 9to5Mac, anyone who has not “disabled guest user account access or changed their root passwords” would be vulnerable to this potential breach of security. The website then went on to detail a fix that would help users avoid this by setting a root password.

However, Apple has since released an official security fix for this “critical root vulnerability. If you uses High Sierra on MacOS, you should probably head over there and perform that fix right now.


[via 9to5Mac, opening image via Shutterstock]
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