Wednesday, November 29, 2017

macOS High Sierra users need to run Security Update to prevent full admin access without a password


Apple has released a security update to fix a flaw that allows full admin access without a password. Anyone who has a Macintosh computer running macOS High Sierra should apply this security update. ITS has taken the necessary steps to secure College-owned Apple computers, but even so, you should run the latest security update. Personally-owned Macs need to run the security update as well.

How to find the macOS version number on your Mac

  1. Go to the Apple menu located on the top left corner of your screen.
  2. Choose About This Mac.
  3. Go to the Overview tab.
  4. Beneath macOS or OS X, the version of your Mac’s operating system appears.
  5. If macOS High Sierra appears, you need install Security Updates to take care of this vulnerability.  

How to run macOS Security Update

  1. Go to the Apple menu located on the top left corner of your screen.
  2. Choose App Store…
  3. Click Updates.
  4. When Security Update 2017-001—or any other Security Update—appears, click UPDATE.
  5. If no security updates appear, your system is already secure.


References


If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact the ITS Help Desk at 651-696-6525 or helpdesk@macalester.edu.

No comments:

Post a Comment