It has been revealed that any Apple Mac computer can be broken into with just a few keystrokes.
Root & Enter
As reported here in The Indepedent, using the username of root and an empty password and a few clicks of the enter button you have access to the system with the highest privileges, the vulnerability has arisen because of the way the system uses passwords.
The high risk vulnerability was first reported by Lemi Orhan Ergin, who tweeted Apple Support regarding the issue:
— Lemi Orhan Ergin (@lemiorhan) November 28, 2017
Anyone concerned can fix the issue by following these steps which are also printed in The Independent article and tweeted on Lemi Orhan Ergins twitter timeline:
System Preferences, Users & Groups panel, Login options, pressing the “Join” button that’s next to ‘Network Account Server’, and clicking on “Open Directory Utility” then choosing the lock icon and logging in. Choose the edit menu and press “Change Root Password” – it will prompt you for your old one, which is probably blank, and you can then change it to something new and more secure.
Apple will surely rollout a fix for this very soon and cannot expect everyone to follow this above.