Apple's latest MacOS High Sierra operating system has a very serious flaw that can allow anyone with access to a Mac gain root access by simply typing "root" as the username. "This is best, easiest way ever to get root, and Apple has handed it to them on a silver platter".
Apple's official policy of saying nothing about security issues until a fix is out meant that there wasn't much to go on once the news broke, except to assume that Apple's programmers were frantically coding up a fix...
But it turns out that the problem was highlighted in Apple's developer forums two weeks ago. When prompted for username and password, type username: root and leave the password empty. Apparently, this also works on FileVault in the MacOS which makes this bug quite devastating.
For many companies, the practice of reusing the same local admin password for every endpoint, and rarely, if ever, changing it continues to be common practice. It can also be exploited at the login screen of a locked Mac, even after a reboot, if the bug has been used before, and in some cases remotely, if a user has screen sharing enabled.
Security experts warned that the security hole was both embarrassing for the company and unsafe, allowing anyone with physical access - and in some instances remote access - to a Mac computer to gain full access to user data.
Developer Lemi Orhan Ergin publicly informed Apple about the security issue via Twitter on November 28, and was criticized by some for doing so out of fear that the bug would be more widely exploited.
Apple customers have found a login error for the High Sierra operating system where you can login into the system without a password putting the user's data and information at risk. This simple action gives complete superuser access rights to the system exposing all user data.
The security flaw was discovered by Lemi Ergin, a Turkish software developer.
The vulnerability was publically revealed on Twitter earlier, but it's unknown whether or not Apple was alerted to it beforehand.
The flaw has since been closed by Apple with an update released Wednesday morning.
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