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Apple: Password bug.

Apple has said it is working to fix a serious bug within its Mac operating system.

The flaw in MacOS High Sierra - the most recent version - makes it possible to gain entry to the machine without a password, and also have access to powerful administrator rights.

“We are working on a software update to address this issue,” Apple said in a statement.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-42161823

Bit worrying for Apple Mac users...

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Oops looks like security is slipping a bit.
I imagine the update will be swiftly available though.



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It's Apple...big enough to make the BBC and ITV news coverage this afternoon...smirk

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Also made news on Cnet....Apparently you just have to type in the word Root to gain access. Rather ironic really...Smiley Surprised

https://www.cnet.com/news/apple-flaw-allows-macos-high-sierra-logins-without-passwords/

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Glad I don’t have a Mac. That would worry me if I did
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Thanks for sharing @Cleoriff!

I won't restart my MAC till they fix it scream

Apple times are gone cry "someone" must be turning in his grave! 

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Re: Apple: Password bug.

My sons partner works in the IT dept of her local school. They use these devices.

They have had limited usage all day as a precaution...

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Bug fix available http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-42174168

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Damn that was quick.... depending on just how long they claim to have known about it.....

But very impressive.

Thanks @adamtemp64😀