macOS High Sierra Has a Huge Vulnerability — Change Your Root Password ASAP

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Lemi Orhan Erhin disclosed a huge vulnerability in macOS High Sierra yesterday, allowing anyone to log onto a Mac with root access.

Please follow the instructions here to enable the root account and set its password to something complicated1, which you should safely save in 1Password (or whatever password manager you’re using).

  1. Please don’t use password or 123456.

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  1. a faster method (for “terminal” people) is: sudo passwd root

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