Bob Fairbairn

macOS High Sierra 'root' security bug

11/29/17 Apple has released Security update 2017-01 to patch this defect; update your machines!

 

Updates with more info from 9 to 5 Mac.

 

https://9to5mac.com/2017/11/28/how-to-set-root-password/

 


Linking from iMORE.COM

https://www.imore.com/macos-has-root-bug

Quote from Apple:

“We are working on a software update to address this issue,” an Apple spokesperson told iMore. “In the meantime, setting a root password prevents unauthorized access to your Mac. To enable the Root User and set a password, please follow the instructions here: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204012. If a Root User is already enabled, to ensure a blank password is not set, please follow the instructions from the ‘Change the root password’ section.”

 

-rjf