If you’re on a Mac, fire up the App Store and install today’s security update NOW.

It’s serious.

Oh so that's where the guys at GNOME got the terrible idea of conflating the store and the update manager from...

@aral can I claim that I am an amazing engineer by virtue of never fucking up that badly?

I doubt it works that way.

@aral It should be noted this also pushes out & installs automatically in the background (only second time Apple has used this baked in feature) if you're online and able to connect to the store.

@aral You need physical access to a macOS computer to log in as root, no? Why is this a security bug? If someone has physical access, you have no security.

A Linux computer can boot up straight to root if you have physical access.

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