HDD Encryption Software for PPC(Leopard)

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by bunnspecial, Aug 4, 2015.

  1. bunnspecial macrumors 603

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    New university regulations have required that if I want to keep using my Quad in its current role, I have to encrypt the hard drive.

    On Intel Macs, File Vault meets the required encryption standard but that option is not present in Leopard.

    Does anyone know of a way that I can encrypt my hard drive?

    If not, I'm going to have to retire the Quad from record-keeping duties and do it entirely on my MBP or Mac Pro. It won't be gone completely, but I can't keep "non directory" information(i.e student grades, ID numbers, etc) on it.
     
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  3. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    LOL. I was going to say. :D

    It's been there since Tiger. ;)
     
  4. MagicBoy macrumors 68040

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    For information : File Vault will encrypt the home directory only on PowerPC, using a sparse disk image (ie DMG). Apple redesigned File Vault 2 as full disk encryption with OS X Lion.

    The earlier version was deemed not to pass security standards at my work in 2009, so we bought in Pointsec Protector (later renamed Checkpoint FDE) to encrypt the Mac laptops. Unfortunately it's Intel only. I seem to recall there was a thread on here a couple of years ago where it was mentioned earlier versions of PGP whole disk encryption supported PowerPC, but it was no longer available.
     
  5. MagicBoy macrumors 68040

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    Panther. ;):p
     
  6. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    LOL!

    Panther then! :D
     
  7. flyrod macrumors 6502

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    Is this all hard drives at the university, or just yours because you're using PPC?
     
  8. bunnspecial thread starter macrumors 603

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    All HDDs with "sensitive" information.
     
  9. flyrod macrumors 6502

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    I'm glad they weren't singling you out because of your hardware. :)
     

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