Apple's MacOS High Sierra Unauthorized Bug Issue
technology

Apple Confirmed The Bug Providing Unauthorized Access in MacOS High Sierra

Bug allows the user to login without entering the password

Apple Confirmed The Bug Providing Unauthorized Access in MacOS High Sierra

On Tuesday, Apple confirmed that its MacOS HIgh Sierra contains a bug that let anyone access the administrator control without entering the password. The issue was taken to the social media by many MacOS High Sierra users recently. The bug weakens the login security and lets the user bypass it. Apple also mentioned that it is working on the fix for the bug to stop the unauthorized access to the High Sierra devices.

{IRP}

With the help of bug, a user can get unauthorized access to any MacOS High Sierra by logging in with “root” as a username and clicking the login button for a few times then user will be able to access the device without the need of the password. Apple officially confirmed the dangerous security vulnerability of the High Sierra devices after a Turkish developer Lemi Orhan Ergin pointed it out first. However, it is quite difficult to say whether Apple already knew about the bug prior to the Turkish developer disclosure or not. Apple assured the users that it is aggressively working on the update to eliminate this bug and also given the step-by-step instruction pages to avoid the unauthorized access.

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

{IRP}

Users with the High Sierra on their Mac device can restrict the unauthorized access by creating a root password till Apple provides an anti-bug update. To make the root password, Go to System Preferences→Users & Groups → lock icon → enter your administrator name and password. Now, Click Login Options→ Join (or Edit)→Open Directory Utility→ icon and re-enters the administrator name and password. Finally, go to the menu bar in Directory Utility, select Edit and then click Enable Root User. Until Apple removes the bug permanently from the High Sierra this is the only way to block any unauthorized access. The bug is not found in any other MacOS.

{IRP}

Apple didn't give any timeframe for the update, but looking at the bug’s impact on the MacOS High Sierra it will be out soon. According to the reports, the bug also enables the users to access the Mac without password remotely through third party software VNC and Apple-owned Remote Desktop software.

Tanya <span>Editor In Chief</span>
Written By

She is a content marketer and has more than five years of experience in IoT, blockchain, Web, and mobile development. In all these years, she closely followed the app development, and now she writes about the existing and the upcoming mobile app technologies. Her essence is more like a ballet dancer.

Top Companies

InMobi
Singapore
Dot Com Infoway
New York, USA
M&C Saatchi Mobile
New York City, USA
Techmagnate
New Delhi, India
Fetch
London, UK
View full report

Latest Articles

Join our global community 135K Followers
technology

Microsoft Delays Skype 8.0 And Ask Users To Continue With Skype Classic

2 min read  

Earlier this year Microsoft announced that it would be dropping update for Skype with a bunch of features. Now, the tech giant announced that it wouldn't be releasing the update soon and users can continue with the existing version. The new update or the Skype 8.0 was supposed to replace the exi

technology

GIMP Photo Editor: Fine-Tune Your Images Like Never Before

2 min read  

The craze that started with Adobe Photoshop has now reached to GIMP- GNU Image Manipulation Program. The image editor is more impressive than its counterparts in the similar series. Before I start previewing GIMP, the popular open-source photo editor features, here are the pros and the cons of this

technology

Google Tez Now Allows The Users To Pay Their Utility Bills

4 min read  

Google Tez, the digital payment app for Indian users have received a major update since its launch, back in September 2017. The company has added the facility of paying utility bills for the users via the app without any transaction charges. This means Google Tez users will be able to pay various ut

technology

Google Introduces AI Powered Musical Instrument And Wants You To Built One For Yourself

4 min read  

Google once again shows off its power by introducing an AI equipped musical instrument. Google has built Synthesizer that is able to produce music notes by itself with the help of Artificial Intelligence. However, the company did not intend to put the new innovation sale.Yes, you won't be ab