What happens if you’re a smart Mac user

You get shafted by Apple.  Not that you exist.

Users of PGP’s Whole Disk Encryption for Macs got a nasty surprise when they upgraded to the latest OS X update once they discovered their systems were no longer able to reboot.

It seems that Apple and the Symantec-owned PGP suffered a near-fatal failure to communicate that 10.6.5 ships with a new EFI booter that was incompatible with the encryption software’s boot guard. As a result, the update rendered Macs using WDE as little more than expensive paperweights.

“PGP you DO HAVE A FREAKING DEVELOPERS LICENCE FOR APPLE RIGHT???” one outraged user vented here. “YOU CANNOT TEST SYSTEM RELEASES IN ADVANCE???”

Test versions of the update have been available to developers for a while now, but it’s not clear if they included the new EFI booter. If not, the fault could lie with Apple. The world will probably never know.

(Full article)

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