Password Security

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by beemertauri, Apr 14, 2009.

  1. beemertauri macrumors newbie

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    so - i am looking for a way to have my MacBook Pro be more secure. As we all know getting around a password is pretty basic - especially if you have boot discs for that particular model. Is there an app or piece of hardware that would allow for more security?

    thanks

    -m
     
  2. MTShipp macrumors 6502a

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    PGP disc enryption will not allow you to get to the data.
     
  3. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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  4. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    beemertauri, all of your threads on this topic have been redirected to this one, save for your empty poll, which was just deleted. Please do not make any more threads on this topic.
     
  5. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

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    A standard password provides zero security.

    You can use Disk Utility to create encrypted disk images to store files in, and Truecrypt is good if you need the absolute best security with disk images.

    Filevault is quite good, but leaves sensitive files outside your home folder unencrypted.

    PGP Whole Disk Encryption is the best, since it encrypts the entire disk. It's not compatible with Boot Camp or Time Machine, you'll need to use another backup utility like Super Duper and back up to an encrypted disk image on an external hard disk.
     

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