Rotten Apple

I admit. I like Apple, but I don’t LOVE Apple. So when I heard the news Wednesday evening that there was a bug recently discovered in the High Sierra OS, I had to laugh a little under my breath. The husband is a HUGE Apple advocate because ‘it’s so much more secure than Android and Windows.’ And I’m the Android/Google lover in the family. So the chance at a jab was there … but I digress (and it is close to Christmas after all).

The bug allows anyone with access to YOUR Mac computer to log in as the ‘root user,’ giving them access to everything on your computer, including read and write permission. The report said that Apple hoped they would get something out with the next update.

Well, that update is available! (Apple has already fixed the macOS High Sierra root bug) So if you have a Macintosh computer, please make sure that you OS is up-to-date. If you aren’t sure what you need to do, or have concerns that you might have been compromised, please contact your West Valley Technical Services technician immediately to get your situation resolved.

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