Updating the root hint
Even among those who were affected, many likely have rebooted their computers, which should leave them protected.But the shoddiness of Apple's patch joins a disturbing pattern of security missteps in High Sierra's code.Hi, I would like to know if I have my DNS setup properly.I tried Googling and looking on the net but couldn't find anything related to what I was asking.Apple had already issued a rare apology for the "root" security flaw, writing that its "customers deserve better" and promising to audit its development practices to prevent similar bugs in the future.And even before that most recent bug blowup, researchers had already shown—on the day of the operating system's launch no less—that malicious code running on the operating system could steal the contents of its keychain without a password.
This link contains more info: »l.root-servers.org/ip-ch ··· ct07Maybe we should make this a sticky."But the big question going around now is, what is Apple’s quality assurance [team] for Mac doing?Hi Someone knows how can I find the file root hints in the GTM with version 11.6.0? ; ; This file is made available by Inter NIC ; under anonymous FTP as ; file /domain/named.cache ; on server FTP. And worse, two of those Mac users say they've also tried re-installing Apple's security patch after that upgrade, only to find that the "root" problem persists until they reboot their computer, with no warning that a reboot is necessary."It’s really serious, because everyone said 'hey, Apple made a very fast update to this problem, hooray,'" says Volker Chartier, a software engineer at German energy firm Innogy who was the first to alert WIRED to the issue with Apple's patch."But as soon as you update [to 10.13.1], it comes back again and no one knows it."Even if a Mac user knew to reinstall the security patch after they upgraded High Sierra—and in fact, Apple would eventually install that update automatically, as it has for other users affected by the "root" bug—they could still be left vulnerable, says Thomas Reed, an Apple-focused researcher at security firm Malware Bytes.