Apple released macOS High Sierra on Monday, so it should be a nice way to spotlight the Mac this week after last weekâ€™s iOS 11 and iPhone 8 releases. But a report by a security researcher at Synack puts a bit of a damper on the High Sierra release.
Editor’s note: This article was updated at 3:37 p.m. Pacific with a statement from Apple.
Patrick Wardle, Synackâ€™s head of research, posted a video on Monday that shows how code he wrote can be used to get passwords from macOSâ€™s Keychain. Keychain is the password manger built into macOS, and it usually requires a master password to access it. But Wardleâ€™s code was able to access Keychain and collect passwords. The video below is a demonstration posted by Wardle.