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What are "invalid characters" in PDF passwords? "Password contains illegal characters"

Section 7.6 of the PDF standard (ISO 32000) covers encryption. https://www.iso.org/obp/ui/#iso:std:iso:32000:-2:ed-2:v1:en (Ironically, you have to pay for a copy of an open standard.) Passwords in ...
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pam_tid.so asks for password instead of requesting for fingerprint when docked

I had reported something similar to Apple (in my case, I was experiencing this issue while using pam_tid and sudo while running a Screen Recording). They told me that currently, this is working as ...
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How can I reset my password in recovery mode

Here is the Apple page on where you can reset your password in Recovery mode: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT202860, and here is the other page (linked on the first page) to try if you didn't have ...
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Find and decode bytes containing passphrase hint (CryptoUsers structure) in FileVault Drive Encryption of HFS+ encrypted drive

I detailed how to find the hint in my earlier answer to you here: Which encrypted items show a hint? In particular, the hint is NOT stored on the EFI or boot partitions. It is stored (if it is indeed ...
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