A significant security vulnerability has been exposed with Apple’s most recent operating system, High Sierra (OS 10.13). This vulnerability allows someone to gain administrative access to the computer without a password, potentially exposing personal data and compromising the computer.
Learn more about this security vulnerability from Apple: About the security content of Security Update 2017-001
If you using a Bucknell owned and managed Mac, your computer has already been patched by Library & IT.
If you are using a personally owned Mac, first verify your operating system, then apply the patch.
- Check the operating system on your Mac using these instructions from Apple: How to find the macOS version number on your Mac
- If you see macOS High Sierra, then you must patch your computer.
- Update the software on your Mac using these instructions from Apple: How to update the software on your Mac
For additional information or assistance, please contact the Tech Desk at 570.577.7777 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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