Reply to post: Why, what?

Dumb bug of the week: Apple's macOS reveals your encrypted drive's password in the hint box

hellwig Silver badge

Why, what?

Question, why is the password stored at all, anywhere? Shouldn't it be immediately hashed?

This was addressed by clearing hint storage if the hint was the password, and by improving the logic for storing hints.

Improving "logic" for storing hints. I suppose it used to be

if (True) {



and now its

if (False) {



else {



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