available for download (see our 3rd hyperlink above).  In addition, it will be pushed out for automatic installation later in the day.

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Apple Closes Login Security Hole In macOS High Sierra by Josh K. Elliott, CTVNews.ca
CTVNews.ca, TheHill.com, Apple News  ISBN/ITEM#: CM171129SIERRA
Date: 29 November 2017

Links: CTVNews.ca Article / TheHill.com Article / Update to macOS High Sierra 10.13.1 /

On Tuesday November 28th, 2017, computer experts revealed a critical security hole in Apple's macOS High Sierra operating system, one which allowed any user to gain full access to a locked computer by simply typing any word into the login window.  However Apple was on top of things, and by Wednesday morning Apple had issued an update (macOS High Sierra 10.13.1) which is available for download (see our 3rd hyperlink above).  In addition, it will be pushed out for automatic installation later in the day.

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Computer experts revealed a critical security hole in Apple's Macintosh High Sierra operating system on Tuesday, which allowed any user to gain full access to a locked computer by simply typing a word into the login window.

The flaw has since been closed by Apple with an update released Wednesday morning. Apple says the update is available for download and will be pushed out for automatic installation later in the day.

"We greatly regret this error and we apologize to all Mac users, both for releasing with this vulnerability and for the concern it has caused," Apple told CTVNews.ca in a statement.  "Our customers deserve better.  We are auditing our development processes to help prevent this from happening again."

Prior to the fix, security researchers say typing the word "root" into a Mac's login screen would immediately bypass its security measures and grant root access to the desktop.  The issue left any unattended Mac vulnerable to unauthorized access by anyone who is physically present.

(Source: CTVNews.ca, TheHill.com, Apple)

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