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It’s #apparently #insanely easy to #hack #Apple #MacOS High #Sierra, and here’s how you can #protect yourself
Most of us sleep better at night knowing that the data on our computers is safe from prying eyes. That’s why we have our trusty usernames and passwords. Well, turns out…not so much. Some tech-minded people found a super easy way to hack Apple MacOS High Sierra, and anyone can do it.
Usually, when you hear “hack” you think of some crazy complicated computing code that only the really dedicated can figure out, like Huck on Scandal or something. But to get into a computer that has the High Sierra operating system, all you have to do is type “root” as the username and leave the password field blank. Once you hit enter, you’re in.
We told you it was insanely easy.
The main user of a computer is called the “root user” and has “root access,” hence the name of the bug. The best way to protect yourself for now, according to Apple, is by setting a password for your main user account if you don’t already have one. Security experts and researchers have had varying experiences in replicating the bug, so it’s still being figured out. According to Wired, Apple is aware of the issue and working out a long- term fix, so hold tight for their update if you’re worried about your security.
Oh, and to make this even scarier, apparently the software can be hacked via malware too, meaning a hacker can get into your computer remotely.
So make sure you set your admin password and keep your eye out for anything out of the ordinary on your Mac or MacBook if you have Sierra. Hopefully, Apple will fix the bug ASAP.
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Being in my forties, I missed the whole Internet dating scene that’s apparently all the rage today. Back in my day, you met people you wanted to date only in the flesh and usually through friends of friends. Everyone had a connection of some sort, unless you just happened to meet a cute stranger on the train or in a bar. Yet nowadays, the majority of my female friends have met their partners online, or at least attempted to do the whole Internet dating thing. Read More….
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Noted American computer programmer and creator of the first commercial anti-virus program, John McAfee claimed that he and his team were able to read encrypted messages from WhatsApp after exploiting a supposed flaw in the Android operating system. Investigations made by a reputed online technology website following McAfee’s claims found that the had made the […] View full post on AmIHackerProof.com | Can You Be Hacked?