Apple Mac High Sierra Bug Fix

Apple Mac High Sierra Bug Fix

Apple Mac High Sierra Bug Fix

Here’s How to Temporarily Fix the macOS High Sierra Bug That Gives Full Admin Access to Your Mac.

A newly discovered bug in macOS High Sierra enables the root superuser on a Mac with a blank password and no security check, essentially giving anyone full access to your Mac.

Apple is likely already working on a fix, but in the meantime, there’s a temporary workaround — enabling the root user with a password. Here’s how:

  • Open System Preferences
  • Choose Users & Groups
  • Click on the lock to make changes
  • Enter your administrator name and password
  • Click on Login Options
  • Choose Join at the bottom of the window
  • Select Open Directory Utility
  • Click on the lock to make changes and enter your username and password
  • At the top of the menu bar, choose Edit
  • Select Enable Root User

Source: MacRumors

 

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