Macbook with OS X 10.11.3. No iCloud account, regularly updated via
softwareupdate -i -r && brew update && brew cask update. Rather
restrictive firewall(ing) via LittleSnitch and pf. Case-sensitive
Two user accounts, let's say ROOT and USER. First is used for exceptional cases like installing new software and the second one is for day-to-day tasks, web browsing, etc.
Since very recently, password for USER is being set to unknown value after each reboot. I am able to login as ROOT and do
sudo passwd USER, but I'm concerned this could be a consequence of malware or so.
Parts of various log files I've found a tad suspicious:
Feb 18 22:10:45 (75.25.1) PasswordChangeAllowed completed: record "USER", result: Success (0).
Feb 18 22:10:33 USER com.apple.preferences.users.remoteservice: ### ODFDEResetPassword failed Feb 18 23:36:33 USER com.apple.preferences.appstore.remoteservice: Failed to connect (_asnPasswordSettingsManager) outlet from (AppStorePref) to (ASNPasswordSettingsManager): missing setter or instance variable
Before reinstalling the system, is there any recommended recipe I should try?