How to fix macOS High Sierra security bug that gives anyone admin access to your Mac

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macOS High Sierra is not a significant update to the operating system, like its predecessor. However, there are still a lot of exciting things that are worthy our time like Apple File System, High Efficiency Video Encoding, and Intelligent Tracking Prevention in Safari.

Apple’s newest version of macOS has been available for only two months, but we have started to hear some of the issues Mac owners are facing with High Sierra. Some users have recently discovered a security vulnerability in macOS High Sierra that allows anyone to get full admin access to their Mac.

According to Apple, the Cupertino company is working on a fix, and promises to fix the issue in future releases. However, until then, there is a simple way you can prevent someone from getting full admin access to your Mac.

In this guide, we will walk you through the steps to fix macOS High Sierra bug that gives anyone admin access to your Mac. Before we begin, keep in mind that this is a temporary solution and we are expecting Apple to fix this issue quickly.

How to fix macOS High Sierra security bug that gives anyone admin access to your Mac

Step one: First off, head to Apple menu and then select System Preferences from the drop-down menu

Step two: Once you are in, locate Users & Groups and then hit the lock icon to make changes. After that, you will be asked to enter your password and hit Unlock to confirm

Step three: Click Login Options and then hit Join next to Network Account Server. After that, hit Open Directory Utility and then hit the Lock icon to make changes

Step four: Provide your password and then hit Modify Configurations

Step five: Head to the Menu bar, then click on it and select Enable Root User from the pull-down menu

Step six: Now just simply set a root password.

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