Reply to post: Re: To be fair

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

Brangdon

Re: To be fair

The password isn't being stored anywhere. The hint is being stored. Unfortunately the hint was being set to the password (and the actual hint lost). This happens when the drive is created, not when it is accessed. The code that fetches and displays the hint doesn't know it is the password.

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