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POLL - FileVault, yay or nay?
Posted by: tuqqer
Date: August 20, 2022 03:05PM
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Do you have FileVault turned on?




I've never turned FileVault on (just personally leery of full drive encryption and I don't need it). I do have a small dmg folder that's encrypted, and I could see why some absolutely want and love FileVault. Curious what the percentages are amongst MacResourcers.



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Re: POLL - FileVault, yay or nay?
Posted by: Tiangou
Date: August 20, 2022 03:28PM
I think FileVault is of enormous benefit on a laptop. Someone who walks away with your computer will not have access to your data. Combine it with the "Find My" activation-lock and your Mac is well protected from thieves. (They could still break it up and use it for spare parts.)

The biggest problems with FileVault are the speed-hit from enabling it and the possibility of getting locked out and losing all of your data.

T2 chip Macs don't slow down with FileVault on, and having a backup admin account is good practice on a Mac anyway.

So, for anyone on a modern Mac laptop: Use FileVault. Turn it on before you travel with your laptop.



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Re: POLL - FileVault, yay or nay?
Posted by: hal
Date: August 20, 2022 03:54PM
I'm glad that my computers and the info on them aren't that valuable to anyone and I don't travel with them. If I did, then I'd have to consider some of the protections. Drive encryption on macs had all kinds of problems when they started offering it, but I'm sure it's much better now.
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Re: POLL - FileVault, yay or nay?
Posted by: fauch
Date: August 21, 2022 09:47AM
No, the chances that someone breaks into my house and steals my desktop computer and then finds any useful information on it, are much slimmer than the likelihood of something going wrong with Filevault and borking my drive.

If I had extremely sensitive data on it, or it was a laptop or computer in a location people might have access to, I would consider it.
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Re: POLL - FileVault, yay or nay?
Posted by: tuqqer
Date: August 21, 2022 11:17AM
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fauch
No, the chances that someone breaks into my house and steals my desktop computer and then finds any useful information on it, are much slimmer than the likelihood of something going wrong with Filevault and borking my drive.

If I had extremely sensitive data on it, or it was a laptop or computer in a location people might have access to, I would consider it.

I use the same math of probability.



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Re: POLL - FileVault, yay or nay?
Posted by: sekker
Date: August 21, 2022 07:04PM
I did a test comparison pre vs post FileVault on an Intel laptop. No speed difference, even using benchmarks as an recall.

I use it for work, and I’ve not had any issues.

I encrypt my critical data using tools like 1Password, so I do not always turn on for personal laptops. But I could see using it all the time, if I were living overseas.
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Re: POLL - FileVault, yay or nay?
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: August 21, 2022 07:57PM

pole vault file?
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