What it is: The latest version of macOS High Sierra has a huge security flaw that allows anyone to access a Macintosh.
Security is never easy. What’s even worse is that consumers aren’t skilled enough to know about the technical details of computer security so they must trust the so-called experts who implement security in all types of computer products. That’s why Apple’s latest flaw in macOS High Sierra is so critical because it allows anyone to access a Macintosh without knowing a password.
Apple released a patch for this security flaw so make sure you install this patch as soon as possible. Beyond this problem, keep in mind that security is largely out of your hands. You can buy all the latest technical gadgets and software but none of that matters if there are flaws in those products and there will always be flaws in those products. Security products are never 100% secure so you can never trust them completely.
That’s why the best security simply comes from the user. If you restrict access to your computer, you’ll go a long way towards making your computer secure. If you practice smart computing and refuse to fall for online scams that try to convince you to download and run files, or visit suspicious websites, you’ll also go a long way towards keeping people from accessing your computer and its data. Of course, a determined thief will always be able to break into any computer so even your best behavior can never guarantee absolute security but that’s simply impossible anyway. Any time you use a computer, your risk your data.
The best security comes from you. Understand the problem and you can prevent foolish user errors. Constantly update your operating system and various programs and you’ll also close many security flaws. As long as people continue to blindly trust others and refuse to take responsibility for their own computer security as much as possible, hackers will always be able to exploit flaws in both computer systems and people. Understanding computer security is little different than knowing how to wear seat belts and use turn signals to minimize the risk of accidents.
Ultimately, security doesn’t lie in the hands of experts. It lies with you.