On the platform Open Radar report came in reporting a new bug macOS High Sierra 10.13.2. It turns out that to change the system settings, in the App Store, you can use any password.
In order to verify the existence of the error, you need to choose the administrator account on the computer where you have installed the latest public version of macOS High Sierra 10.13.2. Then:
- go to system settings,
- choose the App Store
- click on the lock icon to unlock it,
- in the box that appears, enter the user name and any password
- unblock settings.
Enter any password works only with the administrator of the computer. For other users the wrong password will not allow to make any changes.
Error is not active in assemblies, macOS, starting from 10.12.6 before. Apple has released a solution for password problems in the beta version of macOS High Sierra 10.13.3.
This is not the first time to access your Mac you can use any combination of characters. Earlier, a similar way it was possible to take over user’s personal data.
Despite the fact that the error is not too serious, do not leave unlocked Mac unattended until you release a public version of macOS High Sierra 10.13.3.
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