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‘Huge’ Security Flaw Allows Easy Access to Macs

According to an article posted on November 28 on TechCrunch, a critical vulnerability in the current version of MacOS High Sierra (10.13.1) allows for anyone to log onto a Macintosh running High Sierra with only a few keystrokes. Caught by Istanbul-based software devloper Lemi Orhan Ergin, the flaw allows laypersons to gain easy access to an unsecured Mac:

High Sierra users can fix the flaw themselves in a few minutes with a simple workaround that will prevent unprotected access to the “root” user by unauthorized or malicious users.