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MacOS High Sierra root login bug, security patch from Apple

Go download the fix for the macOS High Sierra login bug right now

November 29th, 2017

Apple has released a security update for macOS High Sierra that fixes the (terrifying) root login bug that was first exposed yesterday. The problem appears to have been simple to fix, as Apple had this security patch out in near-record time. Anyone running macOS High Sierra 10.13.1 should make sure they go download and install …

How to fix the massive macOS root security bug

November 28th, 2017

Earlier today, a Turkish security developer discovered that macOS High Sierra has the biggest possible security flaw: a root account, enabled by default with no password, that anyone with physical access to your machine can log into. Once someone has root access, there’s basically no limitations to what they can do. Root is a “superuser” …

Hackers have already extracted passwords from macOS High Sierra

September 26th, 2017

Apple just launched macOS High Sierra, a Mac update that brings over several security improvements, including a new ad tracker blocker in Safari. But it also carried over a significant safety issue that would let any rogue app steal all the passwords you’ve saved in Keychain without your knowledge or any user interaction. If you …

MacOS High Sierra: how to download

MacOS High Sierra is available for download right now

September 25th, 2017

Apple has released the latest version of its desktop operating system, the aptly-named macOS High Sierra, and you can go download it right now. You can download the release directly from the Mac App Store, or use the Software Update tool on your MacBook to get it. Obviously, you’ll need a MacBook that’s compatible with …

Mac Malware Fruitfly

Nasty Mac malware can control your webcam and record everything you type

July 25th, 2017

Apple’s Macs are a lot less susceptible to malware and virus attacks than their Windows-based counterparts, but they’re not malware-proof. Hackers may be more inclined to attack Microsoft’s operating system and look for code vulnerabilities, as more people use Windows devices than Macs. But Apple’s desktop operating system still gets its fair share of malware, …