Security: macOS High Sierra bug lets you log in as ‘root’… without a password

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If you thought that you needed a password to access a password-protected Mac, think again. A massive security hole has been discovered in macOS High Sierra that makes it possible to log in with admin rights without the need to provide a password. The problem appears to be specific to High Sierra, and the ease with which it is possible to gain unfettered access to a system has many people — understandably — concerned. Logging in with administrator rights requires little more than entering root as the username, and leaving the password field empty. It really is that simple. While… [Continue Reading]

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