AES-NI supported by File Vault in Lion?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by LinMac, Jun 25, 2011.

  1. LinMac macrumors 65816

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    Has anyone verified this or found any recent information?
     
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  3. jayhawk11 macrumors 6502a

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    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.
     
  4. hakuryuu macrumors 6502

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    Ah, yeah I did misunderstand the question. Thanks for clarifying.
     
  5. haravikk macrumors 65816

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    Is XTS-AES 128 the only type of encryption supported then? No 256-bit like we can do with disk images?
     
  6. LinMac thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I haven't. I was hoping to just get a quick yes/no for a friend of mine mulling over a Macbook Pro purchase.
     

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