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Apple SNAFU means updating to macOS 10.13.1 could reactivate root access bug

Sunday December 3, 2017. 10:29 AM , from BetaNews
A few days ago, a serious security flaw with macOS High Sierra came to light. It was discovered that it was possible to log into the 'root' account without entering a password, and -- although the company seemed to have been alerted to the issue a couple of weeks back -- praise was heaped on Apple for pushing a fix out of the door quickly. But calm those celebrations. It now transpires that the bug fix has a bug of its own. Upgrade to macOS 10.13.1 and you could well find that the patch is undone. Slow hand clap. See… [Continue Reading]

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