Dangerous Apple Mac bug comes back if computers are updated, experts warn
Computers need to be restarted to get around the widespread and devastating problems
Apple fixed that issue in less than a day. And for only the second time since 2014, it pushed out the fix to everyone's computers, meaning they updated even if they weren't aware of it or didn't ask them to. The issue appeared to be fixed, but another update has re-introduced the problem, according to Wired. If MacOS 10.13.1 is installed, it comes back – and anyone can get into that computer again. The patch can be reinstalled and the computer rebooted to stop it working again. But since the update will mostly apply automatically – and modern Apple computers are made to be rarely restarted – there might be a large number of computers in offices and shared homes that could easily be broken into by people without needing sophisticated hacking knowledge. The company's support notes make clear that a restart might be required. ""If you recently updated from macOS High Sierra 10.13 to 10.13.1, reboot your Mac to make sure the Security Update is applied properly," a support document reads. So if you're on a Mac that's running High Sierra, the safest thing to do is to head to the App Store, and make sure you're up to date by installing any updates that are waiting for you. Once you are, restart the computer just to make sure.
Original Author: Andrew Griffin
Original Date: 12/4/17