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macrumors 65816
Original poster
Mar 25, 2009
I wasn't able to watch the keynote, but saw mention of Touch ID using a T1 secure enclave. Anyone know if the presence of this enclave allows for device encryption like iOS devices offer? I know we have FileVault 2 in macOS/OS X, but I've read that FileVault isn't that secure anymore.


macrumors 68000
Sep 11, 2014
Some of the keying material may be stored in the secure enclave but I expect those details to be sparse until we get the unit.

Where did you hear that FV is insecure? FV 2 is fine and speedy.


macrumors 603
Aug 5, 2008
San Jose, CA
There is always a risk that someone will find a hardware hack to retrieve the encryption keys from the memory if the computer is running or sleeping (including some extreme methods that involve freezing and extracting the memory chips). To get the full security, shut the computer down when you're away from it (which will clear the RAM including the keys). The encryption scheme itself is still sound.
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