macOS High Sierra Security Problem: How to Fix on Apple Macbook

Uh oh, Apple have done a bad. Luckily for you, we've found a fix for the major security flaw. Just watch our tutorial below on how to fix the macOS High Sierra security problem for your Apple Macbook.

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STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS

Step by step instructions are below.

Set a root user password.

1. Choose Apple menu () > System Preferences, then click Users & Groups (or Accounts) or use Spotlight to search for ‘System Preferences

2. Click on the padlock, then enter an administrator name and password.

3. Click Login Options.

4. Click Join (or Edit).

5. Click Open Directory Utility.

6. Click on the padlock padlock in the Directory Utility window, then enter an administrator name and password.

7. From the menu bar in Directory Utility: Choose Edit > Enable Root User, then enter the password that you want to use for the root user. Make sure it’s something you can remember!

That’s it, you’re done and secure until Apple have a fix. 

When Apple do provide an update you should disable the root user. You do this as follows:

 

1. Choose Apple menu () > System Preferences, then click Users & Groups (or Accounts) or use Spotlight to search for ‘System Preferences

2. Click on the padlock, then enter an administrator name and password.

3. Click Login Options.

4. Click Join (or Edit).

5. Click Open Directory Utility.

6. Click on the padlock padlock in the Directory Utility window, then enter an administrator name and password.

7. From the menu bar in Directory Utility: Choose Edit > Disable Root User