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How to make sure you’re properly managing user-owned encryption on macOS

I’m glad to see a positive security trend: more companies have software available for hosted backups and cloud-based storage access that incorporates user-owned encryption. With these products and services, you are the only person or entity that controls the encryption key or passphrase that unlocks the key. The company that makes the software or runs the service not only never sees it, they have no way to access it.

Apple engages in this only with iCloud Keychain and iMessage. While Apple doesn’t know your Apple ID password, you do have to enter it for the company to transform

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