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macOS 10.13 public root fix

Dear Friends,

A security vulnerability on macOS 10.13 has been discovered, allowing for unprecedented access to the Mac.  We generally don’t alert customers with issues such as these, however the potential impact of this vulnerability (especially now that it is publicly known) cannot be understated.
For our customers that are using our TechTonic managed JAMF solution, we have already deployed a solution to all of your enrolled computers.
Everyone else with 10.13 should IMMEDIATELY run the fix we have provided here: https://app.minbox.com/cover/2YXN15K
In order to provide verification to do this you can listed to a voice confirmation message on our phone system 617-301-6280×555
Please contact our support team if you have any questions related to this issue.  We will provide updates on our website when we understand more about this issue.  If you need assistance deploying the fix to a large number of your systems please contact us.
scott
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