The main problem with MacOS High Sierra security is that users can sign in the system using only a username “root” without even entering a password. The danger is that an outsider gets absolute rights and access to system settings. It means that your personal information and a computer as a whole can suffer significant damage.
We have prepared this to help you have a safe root account with your password. Follow these simple steps listed below.
Changing a root password on your Mac: a simple security guide for you
- Step 1: Click the Apple icon, open the menu and choose “System Preferences”.
- Step 2: Now, choose “Accounts” or “Users and Groups”. Click a padlock icon that will appear. Enter a name and password for your account. Then choose “Login options” and “Edit”.
- Step 3: Click “Open Directory Utility”. You will see a padlock icon again. Enter your login and password one more time, open menu and choose “Edit” and “Change Root Password”.
- Step 4: Enter your password. Make sure to come up with a good one: make it memorable but not easily guessable. It is important to keep your root account confidential and avoid sharing this information with most people.