Yes, you can log into macOS High Sierra’s root account with no password.
In this special “emergency” edition of the podcast computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault discuss the breaking news of a serious Apple macOS bug that allows anyone to log into your Mac with root admin rights, without having to enter a password.
Please check out the show notes for this episode of the podcast on the Smashing Security webpage.
Smashing Security #054: 'A great big fat macOS bug'
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One comment on “Smashing Security podcast #054: A great big fat macOS bug”
Definitely bad for Apple… but Carole said "All Mac users should update when the fix is out"… well, not me, I'm still on macOS Sierra (10.12.6) so not all macOS users are affected. Actually I have a root password anyway so I'll postpone the panic, acknowledge the chortling and move on.