Apple’s Urgent Update After Critical Security Flaw
Last week, news broke that there was a serious security issue that affected all Apple Macs running the latest version of High Sierra.
Almost anyone could access another user's mac without needing a password. This would've given them access to all of their files, messages, and anything else stored on their mac. Unsurprisingly, Apple wasted no time when pushing out an urgent update to get this vulnerability fixed.
Apple as names this update "Security Update 2017-001". The Independent reported that it "can be downloaded by heading to the App Store and checking for new updates. Once you do that, it can be downloaded and installed, and it doesn't require you to restart your computer or do any other complicated operations."
Unfortunately, this update may have been too quick to go out. Some users are now having problems with authentication and file shares. The Guardian reported that this bug is "preventing some users from authenticating with or connecting to file shares, which are used both in business and on home networks". Many have voiced their disappointment regarding both the initial bug and extra problem after the update via social media.
Users are undoubtedly outraged by this incident, even more so considering the 'fix' they provided created another problem for users. None the less, Apple are one of the biggest companies in the world. They'll soon find a way to have consumers coming back for more with their innovation and new tech.
Was this mistake one too many for Apple? Or just a small mark on the tech giant's record?
Let us know, we'd love to hear from you!