Apple on Wednesday released an update to fix the massive along with alarmingly simple security vulnerability in its newest Mac operating system, which researchers exposed Tuesday.
The security flaw allowed literally anyone to log into any computer running macOS High Sierra as a system administrator by typing “root” for the username, along with then clicking on the login button repeatedly with the password field blank. The fix will be contained inside the brand new 10.13.1 edition of the operating system, which users can download coming from the Mac App Store currently.
In a statement, an Apple spokesperson apologized for the vulnerability.
“Security will be a top priority for every Apple product, along with regrettably we stumbled with in which Discharge of macOS.
When our security engineers became aware of the issue Tuesday afternoon, we immediately began working on an update in which closes the security hole. in which morning, as of 8:00 a.m., the update will be available for download, along with starting later today the idea will be automatically installed on all systems running the latest edition (10.13.2) of macOS High Sierra.
We greatly regret in which error along with we apologize to all Mac users, both for releasing with in which vulnerability along with for the concern the idea has caused. Our customers deserve better. We are auditing our development processes to help prevent in which coming from happening again.”
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