: C'mon Apple. What's up?


csonni
Jan 10th, 2018, 07:02 PM
Tried it and, sure enough, I'm in. Not acceptable!

https://www.macworld.com/article/3246634/macs/macos-high-sierra-bug-unlock-app-store-system-preferences.html

HowEver
Jan 10th, 2018, 07:33 PM
It's already fixed in the betas, but really, someone has to be using your computer already and you've had to unlock System Preferences for them already.. Come on?

MacRumors take is this: "Update: It's worth noting that the App Store preferences are unlocked by default on administrator accounts. While the seriousness of unauthorized access to the App Store menu is debatable, the underlying bug allowing a password prompt to be bypassed with any password is obviously unacceptable."
https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/macos-high-sierras-app-store-system-preferences-can-be-unlocked-with-any-password.2100174/

macintosh doctor
Jan 10th, 2018, 07:47 PM
I have not switched to high serria it is not an usable OS.. far from compatible with 80% of what my clients use.
not to mention 50% that have upgraded lost their computers because of a failed upgrade and had to reformat

SINC
Jan 10th, 2018, 09:09 PM
Much ado about nuttin' for an only user always on admin account. Phhht!

polywog
Jan 11th, 2018, 09:01 AM
It's already fixed in the betas, but really, someone has to be using your computer already and you've had to unlock System Preferences for them already.. Come on?

True, it's super low impact.

But it certainly raises the question, if they were this sloppy here (and the root exploit earlier) what other surprises are waiting for us in what is touted as being a "secure" operating system.

At the very least, this being the second such incident, it's a good motivation for the ne'er-do-wells to poke and prod for further exploits.