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Questions tagged [filevault]

FileVault is a feature of Mac OS X offering full-disk encryption.

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macOS Data Protection without FileVault

I'm running macOS 10.14, and have encountered a problem which prevents me from enabling FileVault. As best as I can determine, there are no free and convenient alternatives for full disk encryption, ...
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Apple asked for password to recover data during repair, I said no

My girlfriend's Macbook Air gave off a loud, electrical pop! and instantly became an expensive metallic paperweight with a slight odour of burnt things (though that may have been High Sierra). Apple ...
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Why you can I use FileVault without CD, USB, floppy etc. for system start/rescue, but not BitLocker or VeraCrypt?

I have encrypted my harddrive on mac with FileVault. I can start my system with password only. To recover the system I had to store a rescue password for example as a picture. With BitLocker (without ...
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Is using Touch ID with FileVault full disk encryption secure?

I recently purchased a Macbook Pro (late 2016) which now includes Touch ID, like the iPhones have been for a while. Although this is a very convenient addition, I am wondering how this affects the ...
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Employee home OSX laptop was stolen. How can I determine if the laptop was encrypted?

A non technical employee has had an OSX laptop stolen. 1) What technical approaches (iCloud verification) 2) What Questions should I ask the user to determine if the laptop was encrypted. (boot up ...
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How secure is using a Yubikey to unlock a MacBook Pro with Filevault?

I just got a MacBook and am planning on using it with Filevault and a Firmware password. How secure would using a new Yubikey be while using it to login using the standard method if the computer gets ...
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If I encrypt my Mac hard drive using File Vault, does it also encrypt deleted data? [duplicate]

Or is the data that was deleted before the encryption process vulnerable to recovery?
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Potential FileVault problems in my setup

After FBI vs. Apple, I have a few questions about the security of my data. Here's my setup: AppleID is connected to local account I don't remember exactly, but I think I have selected option "Allow ...
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FileVault 2 FDE and BoxCryptor are safe to use together or they have conficts?

Assuming that someone has a Mac and uses FileVault 2 FDE (256-bit AES key) and uses the BoxCryptor (256-bit AES key) for the clouds like Dropbox/GDrive/etc and or some other folders. FileVault 2 uses ...
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Possible security risk with disk encryption key getting swapped to the hard drive

I've recently read about the cold boot method, where it's possible to obtain the key for an encrypted filesystem from DRAM. This can be done even after the computer is turned off, but it requires ...
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How safe is Apple's FileVault full disk encryption?

I have read about this encryption feature for OS X but want to know how secure it is compared to PGP.
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Using FileVault on a Mac with existing data

I have recently got a Mac which I have started using already without any encryption while looking for the best solution. I have come to the conclusion that using Mac's own file encryption technology ...