Major Bug Found in MacOS High Sierra Lets Anyone Unlock System

The big apparently lets anyone access admin control over MacBook without putting the password. 

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Apple users proudly claim that MacOS running MacBook is foolproof and there haven’t been many instances to hold any doubt over that. But this week, Apple has been caught in a bug situation, that apparently lets anyone unlock into MacBooks running on High Sierra version of MacOS as the admin.

This bug was first spotted by a software engineer who shared his concern publicly via Twitter and after doing its own research, the Apple support team replied back saying that a fix will be issued via a software update very soon.


This is a big news for the developer community, which has come as a rude security shock for everyone and there’s no other way for Apple but to fix this matter right away.

Lemi Orhan Ergin is the software engineer who reported this issue, asking Apple of this problem. As you can see here, Ergin has highlighted the issue, and how it puts his/her MacBook at risk, letting anyone access admin control over the system.

The issue has been observed on MacOS High Sierra version 10.13.0 

The bug lets anyone create a phantom account,

Having said that, the hacker can only make use of the bug if the MacBook is unlocked in the first place. Apple has responded to the concerns shared and are working on a fix for the same.

But for the time being they have even updated their support page with How to setup root user on MacBook.

The big apparently lets anyone access admin control over MacBook without putting the password. 
What Apple has advised its MacBook users to thwart this issue. 
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Traditionally, MacOS has been reliable, and many times you must have heard users saying, unlike Windows, they don’t have to worry about viruses. But it’s evident that hackers are now looking at other backdoor options to enter into MacBook and access data.

The problem isn’t going to worry an average user, but nevertheless, Apple needs to get its latest MacOS version back in shape for all parties concerned.

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Topics:  Hacker   Apple MacBook 2016 

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