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‘Glaring Security Flaw’ Discovered in Apple’s Latest OS

The security lapse makes it possible for anyone to log on to any computer using Mac’s latest operating system.

By NTK Staff | 11.29.2017 @1:30pm
‘Glaring Security Flaw’ Discovered in Apple’s Latest OS

Fortune reported Tuesday about a glaring security flaw in Apple’s latest operating system for its Mac computers.

Requiring no password at all, anyone could access Mac computers using the High Sierra operating system using the “root” username.

According to a post on Twitter by Lemi Orhan Ergin (and since confirmed by Fortune), Apple computers can be logged into using the “root” username accompanied by a blank no password. The bug may not work the first time the user clicks “unlock” but upon subsequent attempts the system will accept the login credentials.

Apple responded to a Twitter user who pointed out the flaw by stating the tech giant is working on a software update to address the issue and encouraged users to set a root password to prevent unwanted intrusions.

According to Fortune, most Mac users do not have a root password set, making “this flaw all the more troubling.”

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