Apple’s macOS 10.13.1 Update Brings Back Critical Root Vulnerability
It’s a software nightmare at Apple, as the company’s latest updates for iOS and macOS are causing a lot of headaches and doing more harm than good.
After users complained that the latest iOS 11.2 breaks down Face ID on a number of iPhone X units, it now looks like macOS 10.13.1 rolled out only recently leaves the door open for hackers to exploit the critical root vulnerability discovered last week.
Wired writes that installing this new macOS update removes the security patch, which means that users need to manually install the fix once again. The bigger difference is that a reboot is now required to complete the install, and the vulnerability remains exploitable until the restart is performed.