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Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by LinMac, Jun 25, 2011.
Has anyone verified this or found any recent information?
FileVault 2 uses XTS-AES 128 encryption to secure the data on your Mac.
My guess is it doesn't support AES-NI and I haven't come across anyone in the dev forums stating otherwise.
I think you misunderstood the question. AES-NI is an instruction set for CPU's that speeds up encryption. Similar to hardware acceleration for Flash content.
XTS-AES 128 is just an encryption type.
OP: Have you tried watching the "Security Overview" WWDC course? Should be in iTunes U.
Ah, yeah I did misunderstand the question. Thanks for clarifying.
Is XTS-AES 128 the only type of encryption supported then? No 256-bit like we can do with disk images?
I haven't. I was hoping to just get a quick yes/no for a friend of mine mulling over a Macbook Pro purchase.