macOS High Sierra Logs External Volume Passwords in Plaintext

By Ionut Arghire

In macOS High Sierra, the passwords used for Apple File System (APFS)-encrypted external drives are logged and kept in on-disk log files, a security researcher has discovered.

The APFS file system was introduced by Apple with the release of macOS High Sierra and is automatically applied to the startup volume when the platform High Sierra is installed on a computer with a solid-state drive (SSD).

According to Apple, APFS provides strong …read more

Via:: Security Week