Latest macOS Security Flaw Allows App Store Preferences Unlocking With Any Password

Last year some of you might recall that Apple’s macOS High Sierra had a security flaw/bug which allowed users to gain admin access without the need for a password. Thankfully Apple was quick in issuing an update that fixed the problem, but now it appears that a new password bug has appeared.This was discovered in a bug report submitted on Open Radar (via MacRumors) in which it reveals that in the current version of macOS High Sierra, users are able to unlock the App Store menu in System Preferences without the need for a password (usually admin access is required), or rather users can enter any password (it can be nonsense) and it will still unlock.It seems that this issue is limited to the App Store section in System Preferences, meaning that it isn’t as widespread as the previous bug. However it is still a security flaw at the end of the day, but the good news is that Apple claims to have fixed the issue in the latest beta of macOS 10.13.3 which has yet to be released to the public.In a statement issued by

Latest macOS Security Flaw Allows App Store Preferences Unlocking With Any Password

There is a security flaw in the most recent edition of macOS High Sierra, version 10.13.2, that allows users to unlock the App Store menu in System Preferences without knowing the password. ...

Thu 11 Jan 18 from HotHardware

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