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Disk utility macOS High Sierra reveals passwords

05.10.2017 Erika J. Wells 0 Comments

Developed by Brazilian Matheus Mariano discovered a fairly serious security vulnerability in macOS High Sierra.

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The vulnerability reveals the passwords of any APFS encrypted volumes.

According to the developer, if you start earlier APFS encrypted volume in Disk utility and click “Show hint”, instead of a hint, the system will show the passwor d in text form.

Disk utility macOS High Sierra reveals passwords

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The problem only affects Macs with solid state drives. It is unclear whether this is a mistake most Disk utility or system-wide vulnerability that can reveal the password by other means.

I do not recommend you upgrade until Apple will solve this problem, says Matheus.

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He reported their findings to Apple. Likely, the company will release an update that fixes this error soon.

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