Updates can be pesky reminders that you need to drop off what you’re doing to let your system improve. Many times, they aren’t that essential and you keep postponing them indefinitely. Well, this time you better update your macOS High Sierra as soon as you can, given the fact that the latest update from Apple fixes a major security issue #securemagic
Developer Lemi Orhan Ergin was the first to discover a serious security issue that left a user’s personal data completely exposed. Anyone with physical access to a device running macOS could access and change personal files without the admin’s credentials. Thankfully, he alerted Apple immediately and the company set to work on a fix immediately.
Not 24 hours later, the company released the update on Mac App Store, encouraging users to download it immediately or wait for the update to be automatically installed at the end of the same day. Check to see if your system is up to date by now.
The Apple devices affected by the vulnerability were the ones with the newest versions of macOS (10.13.1). If you’re hanging onto an older version, then your computer avoided the problem completely.