Drive encryption under Snow Leopard?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by thermodynamic, Dec 10, 2009.

  1. thermodynamic Suspended

    thermodynamic

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    Hi again! I checked out an article on TrueCrypt - looks like SL isn't supported yet. But I prefer pay-for solutions that are easier to install and update. Are there any good solutions one could recommend and are supported?

    Thanks! :)
     
  2. occamsrazor macrumors 6502

    occamsrazor

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    Yeah it's annoying TrueCrypt doesn't support whole-disk encryption under Mac, AFAIK. I use it on Windows in this way and it is really great.
    I think PGP is probably your best pay-for option, that is if OS X FileVault doesn't suit your needs.

    EDIT: If you don't need whole-system encryption then TrueCrypt does work, perhaps the article you were reading was old...

    Version 6.3
    October 21, 2009
    Improvements, bug fixes:
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    Full support for Windows 7.
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    Full support for Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard.
     
  3. thermodynamic thread starter Suspended

    thermodynamic

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    Thx much for the info! :)

    I'll check out FileVault and PGP... (I do prefer full HD encryption...) I may be a graphic/web designer, but I do carry a lot of intellectual property on the MBP...
     
  4. 65kid macrumors newbie

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    PGP Whole Disk Encryption worked fine for me on Leopard, but there's still no working version for Snow Leopard.

    TrueCrypt works, but doesn't support WDE on Mac OS X and is pretty damn slow on OS X because it uses MacFUSE.
     

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