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#4590539 - 12/01/17 01:28 AM So Lame, Apple!
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This latest 'vulnerability' that came out with root password being blank is beyond astonishing.
Do the test anything at all in Cupertino? Repackaging good, old UNIX for so many years and learning nothing in the process?

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#4590562 - 12/01/17 04:08 AM Re: So Lame, Apple! [Re: Y_K]
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That explains the security update when I was on my MacBook Pro last night.
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#4590623 - 12/01/17 06:53 AM Re: So Lame, Apple! [Re: Y_K]
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Originally Posted By: Y_K
This latest 'vulnerability' that came out with root password being blank is beyond astonishing.


Ummmmm.... Post a link or something?

I have slowly grown to hate the idiots at apple.
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#4590642 - 12/01/17 07:14 AM Re: So Lame, Apple! [Re: Y_K]
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Have you ran the updates yet Y_K?
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#4590666 - 12/01/17 07:44 AM Re: So Lame, Apple! [Re: Y_K]
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I remember when the Administrator password for XP was blank....
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#4590736 - 12/01/17 08:57 AM Re: So Lame, Apple! [Re: Y_K]
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Apple died with Steve Jobs. End of story.

When his health took a turn so did their products... It's been lack luster and full of bugs since then.


Edited by StevieC (12/01/17 08:57 AM)
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#4590737 - 12/01/17 08:58 AM Re: So Lame, Apple! [Re: OVERKILL]
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Originally Posted By: OVERKILL
I remember when the Administrator password for XP was blank....


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#4590750 - 12/01/17 09:12 AM Re: So Lame, Apple! [Re: Y_K]
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It so happened that anyone with *physical* access to your already-logged-into system on the latest macOS could escalate their intrusion into your system to admin level by initiating some function that required root privileges. It was not remotely executable (unless you had screen sharing enabled and an attacker was somehow able to guess that password) and setting a root password nullified the vulnerability; as has Apple's update for the OS.

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#4590761 - 12/01/17 09:22 AM Re: So Lame, Apple! [Re: uc50ic4more]
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Originally Posted By: uc50ic4more
It so happened that anyone with *physical* access to your already-logged-into system on the latest macOS could escalate their intrusion into your system to admin level by initiating some function that required root privileges. It was not remotely executable (unless you had screen sharing enabled and an attacker was somehow able to guess that password) and setting a root password nullified the vulnerability; as has Apple's update for the OS.




If anyone is foolish enough to let others use their devices when they are logged in then they will learn the lesson the hard way.
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#4590763 - 12/01/17 09:22 AM Re: So Lame, Apple! [Re: StevieC]
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Originally Posted By: StevieC
Originally Posted By: OVERKILL
I remember when the Administrator password for XP was blank....







The most common screen for XP was the BSOD.
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#4590768 - 12/01/17 09:25 AM Re: So Lame, Apple! [Re: Y_K]
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I enjoyed seeing that BSOD on many different things like Airport Arrival/Departure screens etc. grin2
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#4590811 - 12/01/17 10:09 AM Re: So Lame, Apple! [Re: StevieC]
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Originally Posted By: StevieC
I enjoyed seeing that BSOD on many different things like Airport Arrival/Departure screens etc. grin2


https://twitter.com/bsodspotter?lang=en

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#4590813 - 12/01/17 10:10 AM Re: So Lame, Apple! [Re: Y_K]
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Nice! thumbsup
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#4590886 - 12/01/17 11:08 AM Re: So Lame, Apple! [Re: PimTac]
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Originally Posted By: PimTac
Originally Posted By: StevieC
Originally Posted By: OVERKILL
I remember when the Administrator password for XP was blank....







The most common screen for XP was the BSOD.


Noooo, that was Windows 98 or perhaps the even more maligned Windows ME. That OS inspired the meme "your mouse has moved, please restart your computer to continue". grin
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#4590893 - 12/01/17 11:17 AM Re: So Lame, Apple! [Re: OVERKILL]
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Originally Posted By: OVERKILL


Noooo, that was Windows 98 or perhaps the even more maligned Windows ME. That OS inspired the meme "your mouse has moved, please restart your computer to continue". grin


I remember 98 being okay, ME was horrendous.
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