macOS Sierra

The latest new MacOS High Sierra allows for anybody to logon to the machine using the username "root" with blank password field. The root access will be allowed if you continue to click on the login button a few times.

The bug was discovered by a Turkish developer Lemi Orhan Ergin, and he tweeted about the new bug to Apple, who clearly was not aware of the bug. The bug will allow people with bad intentions to access the MacOS easily, making them vulnerable.

           

 After the tweet by Ergin, different MacOS users have now also tried and confirmed the bug. It is confirmed that the bug will allow to anybody to access the MacOS, either as an administrator or when trying to unlock the Mac via a logon screen.

If bad users access the computer of a system administrator via this bug, they can virtually overwrite the any part of the computer system, including files of other MacOS accounts of the system admin, resets user account or delete their accounts. Bad actors can also remove the Apple ID linked to the computer .

The bug is currently on the new released MacOS High Sierra 10.13.1, and the macOS High Sierra 10.13.1 that is being tested. The bug will allow the user be able to do this via a remote desktop software, VNC and also via Apple's own Remote Desktop software. 

In a press release response to major news outlet, Apple confirmed the bug, and also assures the users its working on a patch to fix the bug, and asked that users set a root password to prevent the unauthorized access.

How To Protect Your Mac From This Majr Flaws

It is adviseable that users of macOS High Sierra take action as you read this...

1. Go to the System Preferences > then click Users & Groups (or Accounts)

2. Click lock icon, then enter an administrator name and password.

3.Click Login Options.

4.Click Join (or Edit).

5.Click Open Directory Utility.

6.Click lock icon in the Directory Utility window, then enter an administrator name and password.

7.From the menu bar in Directory Utility:

8. Choose Edit > Enable Root User, then enter the password that you want to use for the root user.

Do not disable root account, as this will not solve the problem..


Mac user has just gotten a new major update to their OS as Apple release, MacOS Sierra. According to Apple, MacOS Sierra is "a major update to the world’s most advanced desktop operating system."

The OS is available for download for any Mac user running the El Capitan, by clicking update on the App store.

                  

What is new in MacOS Sierra and why should user update to this "advanced desktop operating system"

SIRI On Your Mac

Looks like SIRI finally talk his way to the Mac, and the Apple personal assistant that makes you go"Hey Siri" will now talk with you the Mac too. It will help you search for things on your Mac by listening to your needs.

It is easily accessible from the dock, menu bar or the keyboard.

Siri will help you search for a saved document, add a meeting to your calendar, or start a Facetime call on your behalf.

The new Siri on the Mac can be asked to increase the screen brightness, start screensavers or turn off the WIFI. 

Apple Watch Unlocks The New Mac OS.

The new Mac will now allow you to use the Apple watch to unlock the Mac, without inserting the password. You will be allowed access to the computer when your Apple watch is nearby, and it is authenticated, it will automatically unlock the Mac.

Documents/Desktop Synchronization

You can now have files on your desktop or documents folder, you will be able to access it on any Mac, iOS devices, iCloud for windows or even a PC.

The new Mac OS Sierra allows you to access your files or desktop from anywhere. When you save your documents or desktop, your documents of files are in the documents folder or on the desktop of the other Mac you logged into.

Multi-Tasking/Multi-Screen

You can now enjoy different programs on your desktop with the new Sierra update. This can be you trying to work with your emails, and also watch the debate or watch the stock market graph at the same time on your desktop.

You can float video over other programs on your desktop. You will be able to resize, pin or drag the video to any part of the screen you want it to be.

Pay Online With Ease

We have seen the Apple pay on the iPad, Apple Watch and iPad last year, and now it is coming to the Mac with the new Sierra update. 

Apple pay for the Mac will allow you to make private and secured purchases on the website that already participates in the Apple pay program. You will no longer need to share your credit card numbers with any merchant again, and your information are also not stored with Apple servers or your device.

Look out for the Apple pay button on checkout on your favourite shopping sites to complete purchase with Touch ID on your iPhone or by using your Apple Watch.

ITUNES

The new Itunes now has a better new design, bring greater clarity, simplicity and experience to the new OS. The new design will allow you enjoy the music and also the new structure also will allow easy navigation and better music discovery.

Optimised Storage

You can free up space on your Mac by storing files on your iCloud. Optmized storage frees up storage on your Mac by storing your important files, document, images, music and attachment but not regularly used on the iCloud, and making them available on demand