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Apple scrambles to fix Mac security bug “We are working on a software update to address this issue” Morgan Chalfant | The Hill – November 29, 2017

Apple scrambles to fix Mac security bug
“We are working on a software update to address this issue”
Morgan Chalfant | The Hill – November 29, 2017

Tech giant Apple is working to fix a major security bug affecting its newest MacOS High Sierra operating system.

The flaw allows anyone to get access to a computer without a password. The bug was made public on Tuesday by cybersecurity researchers, and has prompted a flurry of backlash for the company.

The bug allows a would-be hacker to log in as a “root” user and leave the password field blank. After attempting to log in multiple times, the individual can gain access to the system.

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http://thehill.com/policy/cybersecurity/362310-apple-scrambles-to-fix-mac-security-bug

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