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

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    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

    Weaselboy

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    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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