MAJOR FLAW IN APPLE’S LATEST MAC OS CAUSES

APPLE TO ADMIT IT ‘STUMBLED’.

Apple’s History:

Apple is one of the biggest mobile phone retailers in the world, perhaps one of the biggest. Started off by the famous Steve Jobs in a small shed to become the 9th largest company in the world. Without Steve Jobs, Apple may never have come to be. Jobs and Wozniak, Steve’s closest friend, believed that creating a computer that every household person could own was possible. It started off small but became revolutionary and soon enough Apple was huge. Yet, to the best and most experienced flaws can always occur.

What Happened:

There are over 1,800 programmers working specifically on the Operating System or ‘OS’ for Apple. Even though very clever people work for them the smallest error can be catastrophic, though it may not look it. A software craftsman, Lemi Ergin, focuses on secure coding practices. He was the man who discovered this error. He found that if you go to login to a mac computer and under ‘username’ type root and then press ‘Enter’ multiple times it takes you into the Terminal. You are also logged in as administrator meaning you could, if you have bad intentions; hack the persons computer, steal information, change the password.

Aftermath:

Apple have promptly fixed this error and have released a major update to fix this. The systems will automatically download this update. Apple say, ‘We greatly regret this error and we apologise to all Mac users.’ The company say, ‘Security is a top priority for every Apple product.’