macOS High Sierra has a password-security problem

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Apple’s latest and greatest operating system, macOS High Sierra, hit the digital airwaves on September 25 — promising a free upgrade to Macs around the world with at least 2GB of memory. And while the OS is chock-full of exciting new features, it’s the vulnerabilities that have at least one security researcher excited. 

That’s because it turns out that, with just a little bit of effort, hackers can steal all your passwords off a computer running High Sierra. Which, frankly, is not a good look for Apple. 

According to security researcher Patrick Wardle, he was able to run an unsigned app on the new OS that could steal plaintext passwords. He posted evidence of his proof of concept to Twitter, and included a link to a video demonstrating an app he dubbed “keychainStealer.”  Read more…

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