Technology - - Dec 05,2017
Chances of Apple Mac security bug to reoccur increases if computers are updated
As per experts, the software fix launched by Apple to curb a prominent Mac security bug might not have effectively worked to fix the problem.
It emerged last week that Apple's High Sierra operating system held a problem which permitted anyone into a computer using a few button presses. This news hit the company like fire, which acted quickly to correct the problem.
This problematic issue allowed people to breach into iMacs and MacBooks which were using High Sierra through the typing of a particular thing directly into the login box. Moreover, on could also enter as a "root" user, known as a mysterious login which permits access to the most sensitive areas of the operating system.
Recently, Wired magazine has explored that the bug can return if Mac owners upgrade their computers to the latest version of High Sierra post implementing the patch.
There are probabilities that, the Mac security bug would still be present on systems which have been running High Sierra 10.13; or applied the security patch. Moreover, those Apple computers which have been upgraded to High Sierra 10.13.1 or haven’t been rebooted are expected to contain the bug.
“You could easily have someone who doesn't reboot their computer for months," said Thomas Reed, security researcher at Malwarebytes. On the other hand, Andy Greenberg while writing to Wired said, it wasn’t clear how many users have been exposed to this situation.
So if you own a Mac that's running High Sierra, it is recommended to visit the App Store, and make sure the system is up-to-date by installing all sorts of updates which haven’t been processed. Once this is done, restart the computer in order to analyze the error (if it occurs).