According to an article published by Hacker News, a severe programming bug has been found in APFS file system for macOS High Sierra operating system that exposes passwords of encrypted external drives in plain text.
Introduced two years ago, APFS (Apple File System) is an optimised file system for flash and SSD-based storage solutions running MacOS, iOS, tvOS or WatchOS, and promises strong encryption and better performance.
If you’re running MacOS High Sierra then make sure you’ve updated to the latest release as Apple seem to have patched it.
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