Apple found itself rather red-faced last week when it was discovered that the root account of macOS High Sierra was accessible without a password. Yep, that's quite the security blunder. The company responded quickly with a patch, unfortunately, it turns out that patch can be overridden by macOS' normal update process.
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Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.
One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.
Apple's new operating system for computers, macOS High Sierra, is about to arrive and it comes with a nasty little zero day. A security researcher, who used to work for the NSA found the vulnerability that allows an unauthorised party to exfiltrate passwords from the Keychain - Apple's tool for storing passwords and other security information.
Following the release of iOS 11 into public beta earlier this week, Apple has followed up with the first public beta of macOS High Sierra. As an update focussed on refinement rather than lots of new features, it shouldn;t cause too much grief but a new file system and changes to how some some data is handled makes me think this one needs a "Handle with Care" label.