In short, setting a genuine root user and making a password for it puts you back in control and plugs up this blank password flaw.
Experts also warn against trying out the bug for yourself, as once enabled the flaw can then be more easily exploited even on a locked Mac. However, the hack can also be performed while the Mac is left unattended while logged into the main user's account.
Apple has frequently marketed itself as providing a superior, more secure operating environment than you find in the PC universe (whether this is actually true or merely reflects Apple's relatively small market share is an argued question).
Videos posted online show people in the users and groups box typing the username "root" at the login screen, leaving the password field empty, and appearing to get unrestricted access to the machine.
"Even so, all Mac owners would be well advised to install the resultant patch, just as soon as it becomes available".
Apple now says that it is working on a fix for what is a serious security issue. Click the lock icon and enter your administrator name and password. "Never mind one from a security and privacy-conscious company such as Apple", Steve Troughton-Smith, a Mac software developer, wrote on Twitter.
Apple's own statement on Wednesday said the company's security team were not made aware of the problem until 28 November - though it is not clear if another department at the company was aware. In addition, if a Mac user has "screen sharing" enabled, perhaps from a previous IT support issue, the root login can be used to remotely view the users screen without them knowing, or login remotely. Click Login Options, then click Join (or Edit). Then, click on Open Directory Utility and select Edit option in Mac's menu bar that will prompt you for a password.
Police responded to reports of gunfire around 3 p.m.(2000 GMT) and the entire mall was on lockdown by 5 p.m. (2200 GMT) Sunday. Two individuals were injured, as indicated by News 12 Westchester , yet the degree of their wounds was not promptly clear.
The fifth-seeded Cornhuskers make their 36th consecutive trip to the NCAA Tournament and will host Stony Brook at 8 p.m. The team who wins will play on Saturday against the victor of the No. 9 seed Creighton and Coastal Carolina match.
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Trump returned to the White House last night after spending the Thanksgiving weekend at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida. In that Saturday tweet, he also insisted that CNN was representing the United States "poorly" to the world.
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India regulator releases net neutrality recommendations
Trai Chairman R S Sharma called for Internet, an important platform for India, being kept open and free, and not cannibalised. TRAI said the basic principle followed while issuing the suggestions that internet services should be non discriminatory.