Possible Conflict with PGP Whole Disk Encryption

Recently Michael Zenke was kind enough to inform us about a potential conflict between Espionage and PGP’s Whole Disk Encryption. Michael was kind enough to give us permission to quote his email in this blog post to alert other users of the situation:


for the last few weeks, I’ve been evaluating PGP Whole Disk Encryption (WDE) on my quest for an alternative for File Vault. While testing PGP WDE I discovered Espionage which meets all my needs. But I had to realize that unmounting on shutdown did not work properly, which resulted in corrupted Thunderbird and Firefox-Profiles. Looking in the system-logs showed that PGP-WDE seems to do some wiered things with the mounted images, so Mac OS X cannot unmount them. During the last two days I decrypted my last WDE-Encrypted external harddisk and removed PGP completely. From this time on Espionage works like a charm. No more corrupted profiles for several reboots. Thanks for your great work.

We will look into this situation to see if there’s anything we can do about it, but in the meantime hopefully this blog post will alert others to the problem. Thanks Michael!

One thought on “Possible Conflict with PGP Whole Disk Encryption

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    John Appleseed

    Please be sure to fix this.

    Thank you.

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