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Apple Oops! High Sierra has an open Root User account!

Here's more on what was discovered: Major macOS High Sierra Bug Allows Full Admin Access Without Password

Review this Apple T/N to lock your system down: How to enable the root user on your Mac or change your root password

==Update! ==

Apple releases Security Update: About the security content of Security Update 2017-001 today which likely fixes this.

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You mean oops? I've never heard opps before.

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George its a typooooooooo

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I thought it may have been some sort of word I've never heard before...

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If you reinstall the update to 10.13.1, the fix 2017-001 is overwritten, and the root password issue opens back up.

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I wonder how long until the media notices.

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We were trying this out, and it looked like changing your root password with

$ sudo passwd

from the terminal fixed it temporarily.

Thanks for posting about the actual fix! I hadn't heard about it yet.

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Dan will be eternally grateful.
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