That has to be the most dodgy question I've seen on here in a while!wasimyaqoob said:How secure is FileVault?
If Police or FBI got my hard disk, could they crack FileVault?
Or is it truly IMPOSSIBLE to crack it?
Frisco said:It the FBI/US Government were unable to break your security and unable to get into your computer it wouldn't matter. A judge would force you to give up your password. Until you did you would be in contempt of court and be in jail.
powerbuddy said:From apple.com
FileVault uses the latest government security standard to safeguard your hard work.
Hmmm.... if they use government security...i guess the government may have a crack for it!
I have never used FileVault , but seriously what are its advantages?
I'm not sure I believe that since most codes they write are for windows. I know some are for Unix and such but I have a hard time believing that. Maybe that is the case in his certain dept. but probably not true for all depts.MacAficionado said:I thought this was a very neat story and very true. I met someone who works at the Los Alamos National Laboratory and was having an issue with his Powerbook and was asking me for some help.
I asked if he used it for work, and he said, that Macs are all they are allowed to use and LANL. He said Windows is banned from the Lab due to security issues.
How awesome is that?
yep...he is telling the truth...I live in Albuquerque( few miles away from Los Alamos ) , and my dad is stationed at Kirtland Air Force base ( where the nukes are ) , and so i got tons of my dads scientist friends tell me there are NO windows station used in secure working areas because of the lack of adequate security in Windows machines/laptops. I toured the area( only certain areas with an armed military escort even in the bathrooms) and noticed them using Unix or some type of derivative of it. I am not sure of the fact that only OS X is allowed.Nuc said:I'm not sure I believe that since most codes they write are for windows. I know some are for Unix and such but I have a hard time believing that. Maybe that is the case in his certain dept. but probably not true for all depts.