Reply to post: Re: Why, what?

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

Len Silver badge

Re: Why, what?

Those people never had their hint accessible anyway as the field where it was supposed to be stored was used to store the password instead. Emptying the hint field if it can be used to decrypt the drive still makes perfect sense as nothing is lost while a vulnerability is solved.

But yes, the fix must be accompanied by a suggestion to change your password and add the hint to be on the safe side.

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