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Discussion in 'macOS' started by eric/, Jan 16, 2012.

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    Depends on the machine and OS. On machines which support AES-NI (Sandy Bridge and newer) you should use FileVault. On all other machines AES-128 encrypted sparse disk images (create them with Disk Utility) are the better choice. AES-256 is much slower, and easier to crack than AES-128.

    http://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2009/07/another_new_aes.html
     
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    Which machines support AES-NI?

    The SB architecture would be the newer i5/i7 machines correct?
     
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    That means Early-2011 and newer hardware.

    Yes. SB is the 2nd generation of the Core i3, i5 and i7 processors.
     

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