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The latest Mac OS has a serious problem in that the root user has no password on it.  So all a person has to do is login as root and not enter a password and they have admin access to the Mac.

Here are some articles on the web that talk about it

http://www.smh.com.au/technology/consume...zuxmm.html

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-42161823

https://www.macrumors.com/2017/11/28/mac...in-access/

Here are directions for setting a password on the root user or disabling it

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204012
11-29-2017, 06:05 AM
  
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(This post was last modified: 11-29-2017, 07:41 AM by Serpius)
11-29-2017, 06:05 AMnotathoughtgiven Wrote: The latest Mac OS has a serious problem in that the root user has no password on it.  So all a person has to do is login as root and not enter a password and they have admin access to the Mac.

Here are some articles on the web that talk about it

http://www.smh.com.au/technology/consume...zuxmm.html

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-42161823

https://www.macrumors.com/2017/11/28/mac...in-access/

Here are directions for setting a password on the root user or disabling it

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204012

Yea, I had seen that earlier but had forgotten to post the article in here.

I've been telling people who own Apple products that just because you own an Apple product, you will NOT be protected against the "web baddies"!

Some have laughed at my face... not anymore after seeing the latest fiasco from Apple.
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This one just boggles the mind that it made through at all.

Anyway Apple has released a patched for this fuck up

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208315
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