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12/01/2017

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Apple solves the failure that allowed entering the Mac without entering the password

Are you looking for some latest apple news; Tripontech has all that you are looking for! The facts mentioned on Tripontech states that the apple has released the update 2017-001 for macOS High Sierra, after yesterday it was known one of the worst mistakes of the company to date. And is that the Mac with the latest operating system suffers a failure by which they can be unlocked completely without knowing the password.

The security update has begun to be available through the App Store of the company so that users of macOS High Sierra 10.13.1 can solve the error that allowed skipping the password request. And, according to the Turkish engineer Lemi Orhan Ergin discovered, the latest version of Apple’s operating system has a hole that allows you to skip the password requirement in an extremely simple way. In particular, explains that to skip this step is enough to put ‘root’ as a user and leave the field of the password empty, the system will give negative several times, but by force of insistence ends up giving and you can skip security.

In this way, any strange user who manages a Mac with this system can take control of the equipment completely, being able to navigate between the files to create new permissions or delete user profiles. After hearing the news, Apple released an official statement to indicate that he was working on the system update, and explained that the user account called root “is a superuser with reading and write privileges in more areas of the system, including files in other macOS user accounts, this user is disabled by default, however, in the latest version of the operating system it seems to be active, so you have privileges that can change the files on the Mac.

What to do?

It is best to update the system to the new version, however, until doing so, the company recommends deactivating the root user on your Mac.

To do the first thing you have to follow the following steps:

  • Select the Apple menu> System Preferences and click on Users and Groups (or Accounts).
  • Click on the lock icon, and then enter the administrator name and password.
  • Click on Start session options.
  • Click on Access (or Edit).
  • Click on Open Directory Utility.
  • Click on the lock icon in the Directory Utility window, and then enter the administrator name and password.
  • In the Directory Utility menu bar:
  • Select Edit> Activate root user, and then type the password you want to use for the root user. Or, choose Edit> Deactivate root user.

You can also log in as the root user, so if the root user is activated, you have root privileges only if you are logged in as the root user.

  • Select the Apple menu> Sign out to sign out of your current user account.
  • In the login window, type the root username and password that you created for the root user.
  • If the login window is a list of users, click other and sign in.
  • Remember to deactivate the root user after completing the task in question.

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