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December 2, 2017
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Apple software sees disastrous, embarrassing week with iOS springboard crash, macOS root user security flaw

Apple, a company that prides itself on customer experience, just had one of its worst customer-facing weeks in history, with a major security flaw on macOS High Sierra and a bug in iOS that rendered some iPhones essentially unusable. It … Continue reading

December 2, 2017
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Updating to latest macOS 10.13.1 disables Apple’s ‘root’ bug patch

It appears Apple’s quick fix for the recently discovered root user bug can be disabled by upgrading to macOS 10.13.1 from a previous version of the operating system, meaning users who do so are unwittingly reintroducing the glaring security hole. … Continue reading

November 29, 2017
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macOS High Sierra security vulnerability discovered, here’s how to set root password for fix

Update: An Apple spokesperson has issued the following statement, saying an update is in the works: “We are working on a software update to address this issue. In the meantime, setting a root password prevents unauthorized access to your Mac. … Continue reading

November 11, 2016
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Safari running under macOS Sierra hacked at PWNFEST, giving root access

Security conference organizer Vangelis has tweeted that a joint team of Pangu and JH hackers have successfully claimed the maximum $ 100,000 prize on offer at the PWNFEST event for finding a Safari exploit that gave them root access on … Continue reading