Apple Releases Security Patch For macOS Major Login Security Flaw

Apple has just recently released a security update to fix the problem with Mac users having a problem which allowed anyone to log in to the admin’s Mac without the password.

This major security flaw affected all Macs that are running the latest version of High Sierra which starts with version 10.13.1 through 17B48. It seems the company had no warning about this issue before it was shared on Twitter publicly. Once this problem was brought to Apple’s attention, it immediately issued a security update for macOS High Sierra, with instructions on how to install the update, users are instructed to open the Mac App Store and click on the “Updates” tab. The company suggested users should install the update as soon as possible.

A support page for the patch, which is Security Update 2017-001, states that Apple addresses the vulnerability that allowed access to a Mac computer without providing the password. Apple has also sent out an apology for this error to Mac users which read “we greatly regret this error and we apologize to all Mac users, both for releasing with this vulnerability and for the concern it has caused. Our customers deserve better. We are auditing our development processes to help prevent this from happening again.”

Source: TheVerge, Techcrunch



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