Will FileVault prevent people from hacking into my MacBook Pro?

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by Subjective-C, Nov 5, 2014.

  1. Subjective-C macrumors newbie

    Jan 24, 2013
    I am new to the Mac world and I have a MacBook Pro running OS X 10.8.5. I was shocked this weekend that my teenager son was able to hack into my MacBook Pro using the .applesetupdone trick. So, my question is: Will enabling FileVault stop others from booting the system into single user mode (CMD+S) and recovery mode (CMD+R)? In any case, will anyone be able to hack into the system in anyway if FileVault is enabled?

    Thanks. Please help.
  2. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    Yes, having FileVault on will stop all those methods of getting in. I have yet to read of anyone able to crack FileVault encryption.

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