MacOS High Sierra
In the latest version of Apple operating system ( MacOS High Sierra ) there is a worrying weak spot. This vulnerability allows third parties to obtain admin rights without any particular effort. No password needed! This issue only regards 10.13.1 MacOS edition. Fortunately, this weak spot does not affect other versions. But there is a very important aspect to consider. Actually, it exposes users’ data and these data can be stolen from whoever has a fisic access to the computer.
MacOS High Sierra: fixing the problem
To solve this MacOS High Sierra issue, Apple is working to release an update. What is not clear yet is timing. Even though it is likely to be very short. In similar circumstances Apple has been criticized for its delays in fixing security vulnerabilities (even if not serious as this one).
What can we do in the meantime?
Waiting for the update we can start doing something to protect ourselves, data privacy is crucial. In order to increase our security level we should set a root password.
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