Can someone who gains possession of my Time Machine drive get all my data?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by MythicFrost, Feb 3, 2010.

  1. MythicFrost macrumors 68040

    MythicFrost

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    If someone were to steal my Time Machine drive, could they simply plug it into their Mac running Snow Leopard and have access to all the data on it?
    Or is their some kind of security to prevent it from being used on anyone else's computer?
     
  2. J the Ninja macrumors 68000

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    Google "FileVault". Otherwise, yes, your data is available to anyone, just like the data on your computer itself.
     
  3. MythicFrost thread starter macrumors 68040

    MythicFrost

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    Yeah I know a little about it, but it only protects my home folder, nothing else (I think).
    O well, good to know. Thanks.
     

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