Computer forensics firm Passware has released software capable of circumventing Apple's FileVault disk encryption in under an hour.

"Technology from Passware is reportedly capable of capturing the content of a Mac machine's memory, via Firewire interfaces, before extracting encryption keys," writes The Register's John Leyden. "Passware's software previously included the ability to extract Mac passwords as well as the capability to bypass the BitLocker encryption built into later versions of Windows."

"Cracking Mac OS X Lion's FileVault encryption using the technology requires physical access to a targeted machine, and the presence of a working FireWire port," Leyden writes.

Go to "Apple FileVault cracked in under an hour by forensics biz" to read the details.

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