Items tagged with macos high sierra

Although Apple often drags its feet when it comes to addressing any flaws in its products, the uproar over CPU throttling on the 15-inch 2018 MacBook Pro was so loud that the company had to respond. The problem stems from the fact that MacBook Pros with the Intel Core i9 option were throttling to below-default clock speeds when running processor-intensive tasks. Dave Lee first brought attention to the thermal throttling, then publications like Apple Insider reproduced the throttling with their own testing. Apple is now officially confirming the issue, and is blaming it on a “missing digital key” in the firmware for its newest MacBook Pros. Here is... Read more...
There is a security flaw in the most recent edition of macOS High Sierra, version 10.13.2, that allows users to unlock the App Store menu in System Preferences without knowing the password. The only caveat is that the exploit seems to only work on administrative-level accounts—attempts to reproduce the buggy behavior on standard accounts have not been successful. In addition, a fix is on the way. For now, however, the steps to reproduce the bug on administrative-level account are pretty easy, as outlined by a bug report on Open Radar. They are as follows: Log in as a local admin Open the App Store Click on the padlock icon to lock it (if necessary) Click on the padlock icon again Enter... Read more...
This has been an incredibly dreadful week for Apple's operating systems. It's not often that we such glaring security issues prop up from the Apple camp, but the folks in Cupertino really screwed the pooch -- so to speak -- when it comes to macOS High Sierra. As we reported on Wednesday, developer Lemi Ergin discovered a massive security vulnerability in macOS High Sierra that would allow anyone with direct physical (or remote access) to a Mac to bypass administrator authentication and login without even supplying a password. The steps needed to successfully take advantage of this vulnerability were incredibly easy: Open System Preferences Click Users & Groups Click the lock for changes Type... Read more...
There are forces in the universe that are working to prevent us mere mortals from communication with one another via text messaging, or so it seems. Earlier this week it was reported that Google is working on a fix for an issue that is preventing some Pixel handset owners from receiving text messages after upgrading to Android 8.0 Oreo, but Google is not the only one with issues. Apple is contending with a bug of its own that is causing some macOS High Sierra users to see a significant delay in arrive of iMessages. There is a multi-page thread on Apple's support forum in which users are complaining of the issue. The original post was submitted several weeks ago, on September 26. "Receiving messages... Read more...
Apple's macOS High Sierra was released to the public late last month, and very quick it was discovered that the operating system contained a very serious security exploit. In this particular case, the exploit takes advantage of the new Apple File System (APFS). A Brazilian software developer by the name of Matheus Mariano discovered that when adding a new encrypted APFS volume to a container in Disk Utility, you are asked to provide a password and a password hint (in case you manage to forget your login credentials). After going through this process, he unmounted the container, then remounted it, prompting macOS High Sierra to ask for the password. However, instead of displaying the password... Read more...