In last article the bug was mentioned disk Utility, what makes it instead of password clue (hint), to appear directly volume password or volumes APFS (Encrypted).
O security issue quite serious, that can exposes the encryption password both third parties and applications that use Disk Utility. This bug only appears in the scenario where you added a new volume from Disk Utility, using "Add APFS Volume".
Apple solved this problem with the recent release of macOS High Sierra 10.13 Supplemental Update, but recommends that for data protection, change the encryption password for the APFS partition whose password appears at suggestions / password indices.
How do we protect an encrypted APFS volume on macOS High Sierra
- We are installing the latest update: macOS High Sierra 10.13 Supplemental Update. App Store → Update.
- We were creating an encrypted backup (encypted backup) with the data on the APFS partition affected by the Disk Utility bug.
- Open Disk Utility si select the affected APFS volume, from the left-hand bar.
- Right-click and “Unmount", Then click"Erase" to delete affected APFS volume.
- Please enter a name for the new volume in the field dedicated to the name, then it format APFS.
- Choose the formatting option again and select APFS (Encrypted).
- Choose and enter the password for encrypted APFS volumes, enter a second time to verify and choose a "hint" to remember your password.
- Click "Erase" and wait until the partition deletion and encryption process is complete.
- Click "Done" when the process is complete.
- Returns the data back to 2.
As a safety measure of your data is highly recommended as password encryption for the APFS volume not to be the same as the password you used for other accounts. For the user Mac. email accounts or social networks. It is generally recommended to use different passwords for each account.What to do if we have been affected by the Disk Utility / APFS (Encrypted) bug on macOS High Sierra 10.13