BREAKING: Apple Releases Fix For SERIOUS macOS High Sierra Vulnerability

I’ll give Apple credit for coming up with a fix for this absolutely stunning security flaw within a day of it being disclosed. But this is something that should never have happened in the first place. But before I rant, let me get to the fix.

Apple has released SECURITY UPDATE 2017-001 which fixes this issue according to the release notes. All you need to do is go to Software Update to get it. I would do that right now. As in drop everything and update as this issue is that serious.

Now, as I stated before. This should not have happened. Apple has made the news for all the wrong reasons. And by that I mean that the mainstream press and not just people like me are talking about this. I really hope they have learned from this and they pull up their socks and improve the quality of their software as it is really lacking in that department as of late.

UPDATE: Apparently this fix breaks file sharing for some users. IF that’s you, Apple has a new support document that describes how to fix that.

 

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