Surprise, surprise! Security by obscurity fails Apple's MacOS

There's a bug in Apple's most recent operating system

Basically, if you open System Preferences and then navigate to Users and Groups, you can easily gain access to make changes to any account on that machine.

Still, flaws like this really undermine the level of security you get from Apple's premium devices, even though such issues are rarely discovered.

Apple has yet to acknowledge the security flaw on macOS, but the only way of getting around the issue actually requires you to enable a root user on your device, as you will be asked to set a password for the root user that can't be bypassed using the trick mentioned above. Root access to a system is the holy grail of control over a device; leaving the root account enabled and with no password is like setting the nuclear launch code as "1234". All you need to do is enter "root" into the username field, leave the password blank, and hit Enter a few times.

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From the account, you'll able to see everything on the Mac. Quartz wasn't able to recreate the login bug, but was able to edit who has access to a computer in System Preferences on a Mac running macOS High Sierra 10.13.1.

Apple did not immediately return a request for comment, but Apple's Twitter support account did reply to Ergin asking for more details. Those running previous versions of MacOS including Sierra and Yosemite do not appear to be affected by the bug. Changing the root password is the workaround for now. You can check your version of macOS by clicking on the Apple logo in the upper lefthand corner of your screen and clicking "About this Mac".

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