File Vault reasons?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by WonkyPanda, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. WonkyPanda macrumors regular

    WonkyPanda

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2010
    #1
    Can someone give me a brief synopsis as to why a typical graduate student would want to use file vault to fully encrypt their drive. I've read that it's highly recommend for all laptop users, but I am not sure it's that much more worth it if I have a password on the admin account. Is it easy to bypass and admin account password if a computer is stolen?
     
  2. Dark Void macrumors 68030

    Dark Void

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2011
    Location:
    Cimmerian End
    #2
    don't use it unless you have really sensitive data on your computer, it's nothing but a headache.
     
  3. WonkyPanda thread starter macrumors regular

    WonkyPanda

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2010
    #3
    I know the old file vault was a headache before, but the new one seems to have remedied almost all of the complaints of the older system.
     
  4. Apple 26.2 Contributor

    Apple 26.2

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2011
    Location:
    What up, 212?!
    #4
    What about it makes it a headache?
     
  5. Dark Void macrumors 68030

    Dark Void

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2011
    Location:
    Cimmerian End
    #5
    unnecessarily setting it up and having it encrypt your entire home folder and setting master passwords passwords and everything else that goes along with it?

    maybe "headache" is subjective... :/
     

Share This Page