Mike Lynn of Facebook and Rich Trouton join the pod’s very first Flashcast to talk about the #iamroot situation, a serious privilege escalation in Mac 10.13.0 – 10.13.2 beta 5 that allows password-free access to the root account. Solutions are discussed, as well as mitigation strategies for situations like this in the future.
- Pepijn Bruienne, R&D Engineer at Duo Security [@bruienne], Proprietor of EnterpriseMac.Bruienne.com
- Tom Bridge, Partner at Technolutionary LLC [@tbridge]
- James Smith, IT Administrator at Culture Amp [@smithjw]
Links & Notes
Pycreateuserpkg from Greg Neagle
Apple KBase, updated 28 November 2017: How to enable the root user on your Mac or change your root password
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