Smashing Security podcast #054: A great big fat macOS bug

Graham Cluley

Smashing Security podcast #054: A great big fat macOS bug

Smashing Security podcast #054: A great big fat macOS bug

Yes, you can log into macOS High Sierra’s root account with no password.

In this special “emergency” edition of the podcast computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault discuss the breaking news of a serious Apple macOS bug that allows anyone to log into your Mac with root admin rights, without having to enter a password.

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Graham Cluley Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.

One Reply to “Smashing Security podcast #054: A great big fat macOS bug”

  1. Definitely bad for Apple… but Carole said "All Mac users should update when the fix is out"… well, not me, I'm still on macOS Sierra (10.12.6) so not all macOS users are affected. Actually I have a root password anyway so I'll postpone the panic, acknowledge the chortling and move on.

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