Apple breaks file sharing on Macs while fixing ‘huge’ password security flaw

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The Guardian – December 1, 2017

ROOT CAUSE: caused by the critical bug patch

ROOT CAUSE: In its haste to fix the macOS High Sierra bug that allowed anyone to take control of a Mac computer with a blank password, Apple broke file sharing for some users

IMPACT: preventing some users from authenticating with or connecting to file shares… used both in business and on home networks

COMPANY RESPONSE: quickly acknowledged the problem, releasing a support document… Unfortunately … users have to use an advanced feature …called … Terminal and perform command line actions