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  • High Sierra a rather large security flaw

    This was posted about an hour ago and confirmed by a few others.
    Apple has yet to release a patch.
    I expect they'll probably do that by morning.

    It's not a panic unless you leave your computer unattended where someone might actually know about this and decide to mess with you.

    If running High Sierra, you might want to read this:
    https://www.theverge.com/2017/11/28/...-security-flaw

    And Apple's info on the why and where of that password, since I don't like internet aliases giving me Apple instructions:
    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204012

    I'm not recommending a plan of action.
    Just passing on the info.




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    Apple statement:
    "We are working on a software update to address this issue," Apple said. "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. 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."
    They are also now saying a takeover can be done remotely if you have screen sharing, remote access, or a VNC session enabled.
    That's a little more serious.

    While not a virus, this bug does allow malicious access.
    http://appleinsider.com/articles/17/...oot-access-bug
    Last edited by PrintDriver; 11-29-2017, 09:43 AM.

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      I've grown complacent about Apple's OS upgrades. They come out, I install them and everything works.

      I've had some problems with High Sierra, though. Since the upgrade, I haven't been able to access some of my email accounts, Chrome refuses to load some websites, so I've switched back to Firefox. Adobe CS6 apps have been glitchy and some just refuse to work, like After Effects CS6.

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