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How to protect your Mac from the ‘App Store password’ bug

11
Jan
2018
How to protect your Mac from the ‘App Store password’ bug

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Shortly after the discovery of the “root” bug plaguing Macs worldwide, Apple is faced with another embarrassing flaw in the newest version of its macOS. And it’s yet another password-centric vulnerability.

A recent post on Open Radar reveals that the App Store preferences pane in System Preferences can be unlocked by a local admin with a bogus password – or, as our own tests revealed, no password whatsoever.

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