Apple macOS High Sierra root login bug

When software developer Lemi Orhan Ergin alerted Apple to the fact that he and his team had discovered a massive security flaw that allowed anyone to gain root access to a Mac running macOS High Sierra earlier this week, Apple was quick to respond. Within 24 hours, the company had released a security update that fixed the issue.

But now that the dust has settled and the automatic update is rolling out, some Mac owners are questioning how the bug came to be in the first place, and how long it was active until Apple found out about it and addressed it. But now, thanks to a post on Medium from Ergin, we appear to have the answer to at least one of those questions.

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