MacOS gives users full admin rights without password

29 November, 2017, 01:26 | Author: Grady Montgomery
  • Lemi Orhan Ergin on Twitter:

If you want to protect yourself, physically keep your Mac on lockdown for now, until Apple releases a software update, which we expect will come out in the next 24-48 hours due to the severity of this bug.

Ben Johnson, the chief technology officer of Obsidian Security and a former U.S. National Security Agency computer scientist, described the flaw to IBT as "a hacker's dream".

On an up-to-date Mac, users can apparently gain access to change protected settings in certain circumstances by telling the system their username is "root" and providing a blank password.

Here's everything you need to know about the bug, including who is affected by it and whether there is a fix yet. You can check your version of macOS by clicking on the Apple logo in the upper lefthand corner of your screen and clicking "About this Mac".




Apple's support team on Twitter replied to Ergin's tweet, which now has more than 3,500 retweets: "Let's take a closer look at what's happening together". Click the lock to make changes and enter the administrator name and password.

It can't be stressed enough: This is a critical security flaw that all Apple laptop and desktop owners shouldn't ignore. Eventually the system will let you in with full access, according to security researchers.

Robots are the next step in using technology to explore sexuality. "We are working on a software update to address this issue", the company said in a statement to BuzzFeed News.

Click, then enter an administrator name and password. That is the full Unix root account, which has superuser privileges that enable it to see and modify any file in any account. Engadget has confirmed that you can gain root access in the login screen, the System Preferences Users & Groups tab and File Vault with this method. We have confirmed this method fixes the vulnerability.

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