Under 24 hours after the root bug was first tweeted out, Apple has released a patch to fix it.
“This morning, as of 8:00 a.m., the update is available for download, and starting later today it will be automatically installed on all systems running the latest version (10.13.1) of macOS High Sierra.”
— Matthew Panzarino (@panzer) November 29, 2017
Apple pushed the update to the App Store at 8am PST. While you can go to the App Store and install the update right now (highly recommended), Apple told TechCrunch that, “…starting later today it will be atomically installed on all systems running the latest version (10.13.1) of macOS High Sierra.”
This was one of Apple’s biggest mess-ups in a longtime, but I’m glad to see that they fixed the issue so quickly. Here’s to hoping that something as big as this never slips under the radar again.