High Sierra Security Alert

Cheryl

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#1
There is a flaw in High Sierra that allows someone to gain admin privileges without a password. This is dangerous as a person logged into Root user can install malware or do other serious damage to your machine. (CNN story -> http://money.cnn.com/2017/11/28/technology/macos-high-sierra-bug/index.html)

First - make sure Remote Desktop is turned off
Second - if you have Root enabled give it a password and then disable it.

Apple has instructions here --> https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204012
 
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