macOS ‘root’ vulnerability: what it is and a step-by-step guide to protecting your machine.

UPDATE: Apple has now released a security update for this vulnerability.  Please install this update to protect your machine.

You may have read in the press of a newly discovered macOS High Sierra security flaw. This vulnerability is specific to people using the latest version of macOS High Sierra who haven’t changed their root password.

The vulnerability allows someone who has physical access to your machine to gain full, administrative access. Whilst few people will have changed their Mac’s root password, doing so will protect you against this vulnerability while Apple implement their own fix.

Evorio has created a simple step-by-step user guide for changing your root password. It only takes a couple of minutes and is worth doing if your Mac could at any time be out of your sight.

View our guide here: Resetting the Root Password on a Mac.