Apple has confirmed that there is a bug in the latest Mac operating system, and is working on a fix. In the meantime, it suggests that users set a root password to prevent being hacked.
The vulnerability in MacOS High Sierra allows anyone to gain access to a computer with having to enter a password. They can even do this remotely.
All the hacker needs to do is logging in with the user name “root” and clicking on login a few times. This will let them gain access to the system.
An Apple statement reads: “We are working on a software update to address this issue. In the meantime, setting a root password prevents unauthorised access to your Mac.”
The bug was reported by a Turkish developer.