Hardware Encryption Capabilities for Apple Hardware
From a security perspective, it is important to understand the encryption capabilities of devices.
In FileWave 14.6.0 some reporting was added to report on HardWareEncryptionCaps ( https://developer.apple.com/documentation/devicemanagement/securityinforesponse/securityinfo?changes=latest_minor ) as reported through Apple's MDM framework.
- Hardware Encryption Capabilities has been added as a field for iOS 4+ and tvOS 6+ devices to report the supported encryption.
- Passcode Present had its description updated to explain how it ties to Hardware Encryption Capabilities and also is for iOS 4+ and tvOS 6+.
- Is Recovery Lock Enabled was added for macOS devices to reflect if Recovery Lock is enabled on Apple Silicon running macOS 11.5+.
HardwareEncryptionCaps is an integer that indicates the underlying hardware encryption capabilities of the device, which is one of the following values:
1: Block-level encryption
2: File-level encryption
3: Both block-level and file-level encryption
This value is available in iOS 4 and later, and tvOS 6 and later.
For a device to have data protection,
HardwareEncryptionCaps must be