Aral Balkan @aral

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

It’s serious.

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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.