Security advice for Apple customers
Apple has advised customers to set an administrative password while it resolves a security issue in the latest version of its Mac operating system.
A “huge” flaw in MacOS High Sierra means it is possible for anyone using an Apple computer to access an admin account without even entering a password, if the computer has first been free to access while unlocked.
Apple issued instructions through its support website to help protect customers from any potential hacks while it is “working on a software update to address this issue”.
The quick fix comes by creating a password for the “superuser” account, used for system administration and is known as “root”.