A terrible security flaw has been found on Apple’s Mac operating system MacOS High Sierra, the latest OS for Mac computers, allowing anyone to log in to a locked computer without a password.
The problem was publicly outed on Twitter by Lemi Orhan Ergin, who posted his concern and included @Apple and @AppleSupport in his post.
“Dear @AppleSupport, we noticed a *HUGE* security issue at MacOS High Sierra,” he wrote. “Anyone can login as “root” with empty password after clicking on login button several times. Are you aware of it @Apple?”
This gaping hole means that any random person without even the faintest knowledge of hacking can access a Mac using High Sierra without the correct username and password – just typing in ‘root’ as the user can grant full access and control over everything including resetting any other existing passwords on the computer and even stored passwords to websites.
If you want to keep your Mac, data and websites safe you need to act now, as they will inevitably become more of a target to steal and you could lose a lot more than just hardware.