How your Mac locks you out for more and more time when entering the wrong password

The old TV and movie trope of someone sitting down at a keyboard and rapidly trying a bunch of passwords to “hack the mainframe” never really worked. But protections that Apple built into macOS with the introduction of a Secure Enclave into its computers have taken it from imaginary and futile to completely absurd. It is true that many computer systems, via terminals or direct physical contact, lack a throttle or any protection against so-called “brute force” attacks. You

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