New macOS Security Bug Unlocks App Store With Any Password

Apple’s macOS High Sierra has a flaw in the latest version that allows admin users to bypass a locked app store by entering any password they like.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/261843-new-macos-security-bug-unlocks-app-store-password?source=Computing

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MacOS High Sierra 'root' bug makes hacking it easy

Mac computers with High Sierra installed (MacOS 10.13.1 or higher) have a serious bug that can let anyone gain root access to the system without a password.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/11/29/macos-high-sierra-root-bug-makes-hacking-it-easy.html

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Huge macOS High Sierra Security Flaw Allows Admin Logins With No Password

Macs running the latest version of macOS High Sierra need to be aware of a major security bug currently embedded in the OS. Users can log into the administrator account or initiate an escalation attack without needing a password of any kind.

The post Huge macOS High Sierra Security Flaw Allows Admin Logins With No Password appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/259613-huge-macos-high-sierra-security-flaw-allows-admin-logins-no-password?source=computing

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eGPU Tests Show Big Gains For MacBook Pros, Courtesy of AMD’s RX Vega

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Early eGPU tests on MacOS High Sierra show significant performance gains, courtesy of an external AMD RX Vega 64.

The post eGPU Tests Show Big Gains For MacBook Pros, Courtesy of AMD’s RX Vega appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/gaming/259595-egpu-tests-show-big-gains-macbook-pros-courtesy-amds-rx-vega?source=Computing

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Critical Zero-Day Flaw in macOS Reveals Passwords in Plaintext

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There’s a critical zero-day bug in macOS High Sierra, Sierra, and El Capitan. It allows attackers to export data from Apple’s Keychain in plaintext, with the user none the wiser.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/256453-apples-macos-critical-0-day-flaw-allows-plaintext-password-extraction?source=Computing

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Apple recommends but won't force two-factor authentication on High Sierra

Apple has clarified that its beta release of MacOS High Sierra and iOS 11 will not force all users to adopt two-factor authentication on their Apple ID. That said, it and others still highly recommend it.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/07/apple-recommends-but-wont-force-two-factor-authentication-on-high-sierra.html

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Apple ‘fixed’ the MacBook Pro’s battery life issue by removing the ‘time remaining’ clock

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Apple has dealt with the problems related to battery life in macOS Sierra by removing the “time remaining” estimation that tells you how much battery life your system has left. If you think this seems like an odd way to address the problem, you’re not alone.

The post Apple ‘fixed’ the MacBook Pro’s battery life issue by removing the ‘time remaining’ clock appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/241020-apple-fixed-macbook-pros-battery-life-issue-removing-time-remaining-clock?source=Computing

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