12 Jan '18, 12pm

Apple Passwords: They All ‘Just Work’ https://t.co/uPZggSHq0D

Apple Passwords: They All ‘Just Work’ https://t.co/uPZggSHq0D

When the Macintosh was released some thirty-odd years ago, to Steve Jobs’ triumphant return in the late 90s, there was one phrase to describe the simplicity of using a Mac. ‘It Just Works’. Whether this was a reference to the complete lack of games on the Mac (Marathon shoutout, tho) or a statement to the user-friendliness of the Mac, one thing is now apparent. Apple has improved the macOS to such a degree that all passwords just work. That is to say, security on the latest versions of macOS is abysmal, and every few weeks a new bug is reported. The first such security vulnerability in macOS High Sierra was reported by [Lemi Ergin] on Twitter . Simply, anyone could login as root with an empty password after clicking the login button several times. The steps to reproduce were as simple as opening System Preferences, Clicking the lock to make changes, typing ‘root’ in the us...

Full article: https://hackaday.com/2018/01/12/apple-passwords-they-all-...

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