High Sierra

Apple fixes root password bug: ‘Install this update as soon as possible’

To their credit, it didn’t take Apple long to fix their horrendous bug that allowed *anyone* to log into computers running macOS High Sierra with admin rights, without needing to know a password.

But it should really never have got past quality control in the first place.

Huge MacOS bug lets anyone login as root without a password: what you need to know

Want to have god-like powers over a Mac? Just enter your username as root… no password required.