BUG REPORT: PGP WDE 10.2.1 on Mac OSX 10.7.x Ignores Passphrase Complexity Requirements for Additional Users

Article:TECH193937  |  Created: 2012-07-27  |  Updated: 2012-09-10  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH193937
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Technical Solution


When adding users to a PGP Whole Disk Encrypted drive in Mac OSX 10.7.x, the initial user is required to follow the 8 character passphrase criteria, but each additional user requires only a single character to get created and authenticated. Any additional user should also follow the 8 character passphrase complexity requirement.


This only occurs on Mac OS X Lion (10.7.x) and PGP Desktop 10.2.1

On Mac OS X 10.6.x and PGP Desktop 10.2.1, additional users follow the correct passphrase requirements.


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Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH193937

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