What Does FireVault Do

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  1. ZacNicholson macrumors 6502a

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    Depends on the nature of your data. Is it sensitive and what would happen, IF (big if) it gets into the wrong hands?

    I rarely encrypt my data, even it would be stolen, it is backed up and no one can do anything with it anyway.
     
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    FileVault causes more problems than it solves. You're better off keeping sensitive data in an encrypted .dmg file that you can create in Disk Utility.
     
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    FileVault is dead.

    FileVault 2 is completely new and I've had absolutely no problems with it. It makes sure the computer needs a password before it will even boot. It also supports encrypting of external drives.

    Seriously, I'm watching the WWDC videos and Apple officially hated FileVault. FileVault 2 is completely new.
     
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    #7

    how is it better?
     

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