Forensics vendor warns Mac OS X FileVault vulnerable to decryption

Passware, a vendor of forensics tools for recovering data for law enforcement, has issued a warning that its forensics tools can bypass the security of FileVault disk encryption in Mac OS X if the computer is left powered on, recovering decryption keys from memory. While catering to law enforcement, the company issued a warning to home users “of the vulnerabilities of Mac encryption solutions and advises users to shut down their computers especially when working with confidential data…”

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