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MacOS High Sierra discovered another vulnerability

29.11.2017 Erika J. Wells 0 Comments

Developer LEMI lobster found in Apple’s vulnerability, which compromised the personal data of users.

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Anyone with physical access to your Mac can see and modify files in the system without entering the username and password from the administrator account.

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Under threat are the users, including the guest account or change the root password (the root password).

Until Apple released a firmware fix for the issue, you can use one of the following methods of protection:

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Disable the guest account

To restrict access to the guest account, you must:

  • start system settings,
  • go to menu “Users and groups”,
  • select the account “Guest”,
  • remove the tick from “Allow guests to log in on this computer”.
  • Change root password

    To do this:

  • start system settings,
  • go to menu “Users and groups”,
  • open the submenu “Options”,
  • press the “Connect” next to Network account server,
  • in the pop-up window, choose the item “Open directory”,
  • in the menu bar to open the menu “edit” and select “Change root password”.
  • Apple has not commented on the situation. The flaw, described by the developer, was discovered in a stable release and a beta version of the system. Recently in macOS often find vulnerabilities that reveal sensitive data. For example, in October, there was a bug where using disk utility you can get access to hidden passwords.

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