the process of converting information using an algorithm (or cipher) to render the information unreadable to anyone who doesn't have the algorithm (also known as a key)

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Convenient way to store sensitive information on Mac/iPad?

Currently I keep an obscurely-named text file on my hard drive which contains things like bank account and credit card details, various passwords, PINs, and other bits of sensitive/confidential ...
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Location of the sparsebundle filevault password hash

Okay, here's the thing. It's a long story, but I have a Macbook Pro with a filevault-encrypted user home folder running on Mountain Lion. The user account that the home folder belongs to forgot their ...
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External USB drive connected to Airport Extreme doesn't show up in Airport Utility

I have connected an external drive to my Airport Extreme, but it doesn't show up in Finder, and it doesn't show up in the list of drives when I connect to the Airport Utility. The same drive worked ...
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FileVault encrypted installation corrupted, unable to boot

I recently force-shutdown my MacBook Pro Retina, late-2013 model. After entering my FileVault password to unlock the volume, the Apple logo appears, as does the spinny circle. Given time, the Apple ...
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User named [Update Needed] after installing yosemite with encrypted drive

I clean installed Yosemite on my macbook air. Everything went ok with the install, and when I restart, there is a second user named [Update Needed] . The password for this user is the same password I ...
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Can I decrypt a dm-crypt filesystem on OS X?

I've been an Ubuntu user for years, and I just got my first Mac. One thing I haven't yet figured out is how to decrypt my encrypted filesystem on which I store my SSH and GPG keys on my flash drive. I ...
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Mac OS X Mail signing messages with S/MIME certificate from startssl

I've got myself an S/MIME certificate from StartSSL, which I have exported from the browser, imported into my keychain and as expected Mail.app is now signing my outgoing messages. However some ...
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Cannot mount encrypted Time Machine

I've an encrypted Time Machine with the password saved on the keychain. Now, trying to plug in, it ask me the password and it's always wrong. I've checked hundreds of times and it also allowed me to ...
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FileVault security hole when used on SSDs

I just woke up to the fact that it looks like user data can be leaked when using FileVault and Migration Assistant on an SSD on a new Mac when following the default prompts. When I set up a new Mac, ...
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Forgot my password to a disk image (.sparseimage)

I'm in trouble right now. I used Disk Utility to create a sparse image and I cannot remember the password, when I created the file I didn't select to remember in keychain. Now, I try to enter the ...
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Unable to convert dmg to encrypted dmg on Yosemite

When I try to convert a regular (internet downloaded) dmg file to an encrypted dmg (256-bit AES) using Disk Utility on Yosemite it gives me this error message: How do I get this to work on Yosemite? ...
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Can anyone access Time Machine backups from a stolen HDD?

My external drive with all my Time Machine backups has been stolen. Can anyone access this data or will they need my Apple ID and/or password?
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Is a SuperDuper sparsebundle secure?

I am backing up my computer to a sparse bundle on a USB drive attached to my airport extreme. If someone were to steal this drive, would they have access to the full contents of the image, or is it ...
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Turn off encrypted backup on iPhone that has a profile without removing profiles

I have iPhones that have profiles on them that were password protected profiles and those passwords have been lost. So we need to wipe the iphones and was hoping to to a backup first and then restore ...
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Cannot login directly into user account - first have to login as administrator

I updated my Macbook to 10.9 Yosemite, and at the same time I encrypted the user data partition. The system partition was already encrypted. I use an administrator account with admin rights, and a ...
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How do I format an encrypted Integral Secure Key?

I just bought an Integral Secure Key from the Apple store but am fed up with having to use its own software just to transfer files to it as it does not appear as a normal USB drive in Finder. How can ...
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Will encrypting hard drive reduce disk size?

I have a 1TB harddisk that has 20GB space left. I want to encrypt this disk. Will encryption take up more space, and if so, is there an estimate, a percentage or something how much it will cost?
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How can I reformat a drive that contains an encrypted volume?

After OS X 10.7 came out with its disk-encryption features, I encrypted an empty USB thumb drive just for grins. I never used it, and eventually decided to reformat it as a normal drive for use with ...
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Trying to encrypt external HD . GPT scheme required . Do not want to erase data

Hey so i'm trying to encrypt my external hard drive (Seagate) and I right clicked on it and selected Encrypt [name] from the menu. Made my password but could not move forward because I got the error ...
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How can I encrypt my VirtualBox VM?

Is there a way for me to use a virtual machine (VirtualBox) on my MacBook Air with encryption protection? I want to install a VM of Ubuntu, and if my employer calls back the hardware I don't want them ...
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FileVault 2 caches main password even after power off?

I had set up FileVault 2 encryption while using long&strong user password, and later changed user password to a shorter one. At first time it seemed like everything is working as I expect: OS X ...
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Install linux to an encrypted FV2 disk

I got a macbook pro 9,2 (non-retina 13'') with mavericks. The HDD is 1TB and I have activated full disk encryption with FileVault2. I want to split this HDD to two partitions, one 800GB that ...
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Why does iTunesConnect ask for export compliance for every iOS app submission?

Although I like the new iTunes Connect interface, there's a massive let down on my app: it will ask for my encryption compliance form each time I submit a new binary. In the "old" iTunes Connect ...
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How can I use Jabber with OTR on IOS?

I would like to use Jabber with OTR Encoding on my iPad, Which clients are supporting this? Apps already tried: ChatSecure doesn't seem to work with XMPP. IM+ Pro is not recommended Trillian has no ...
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Fixing a failed full disk Core Storage encryption

I selected the encrypt disk option from the Finder initially, but after several days without progress (I checked diskutil cs list and it didn't show that it was either encrypted or converting) I ...
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Prompt for encrypted disk password on startup

I enabled the full disk encryption or at least I think so. The HD shows up as "Encrypted Logical Partition" in Disk Utility. When I boot up the macbook however I can choose between logging in as ...
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Is it possible to have multiple filevault2-activated partitions on one disk?

What I would like to have: A disk with the following systems on it: OS X 10.8 (FV2-encrypted) OS X 10.9 (FV2-encrypted) Windows 7 When I try to start FV2-encryption on my secondary partition, OS X ...
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Is AFP (specifically Time Machine) encrypted on the wire?

I've been hunting for the answer to this, but I have not found it. When I back up my laptop using Time Machine to a remote Time Machine server (Time Capsule, or Mac Mini with an external drive), is ...
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Cannot encrypt external ssd drive

I have a new Thunderbolt SSD drive, which I cannot encrypt. I managed to (a) erase the partition, (b) create a new one: => diskutil partitionDisk /dev/disk3 GPT JHFS+ test 0b Started partitioning ...
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How to create a recovery key for a crypted disk image?

FileVault 2 is computing a recovery key when I decide to activate this security mode. This recovery key is a mandatory safety belt when someone wants to use serious cryptography. Is it possible to ...
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Can't mount (Core Storage) encrypted volume anymore

I use the following setup: SSD: System Internal HDD: Data (Documents, Music, etc.) Both disks are encrypted via the Core Storage utility. It seems I can't mount the "Data" disk anymore. I wanted ...
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Full access to second encrypted partition with OS X on it

I have two encrypted logical partitions on my Mac, one with Mavericks and one with the Yosemite public beta. I would like to have full read and write access to all files on one partition when I am ...
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How to delete a trusted s/mime certificate for a contact in iOS7

How do I remove a s/mime certificate for a contact in iOS7 mail.app? I'm using s/mime for two-way encrypted emails with several colleagues. A new colleague tried to install s/mime in Outlook for ...
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Partitioning an encrypted time machine hard drive

I recently got a 1TB external hard drive. My intention was to partition half for time machine to do backups, and half for general storage. When setting up time machine there was the option to encrypt, ...
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Encryption of the whole Time Capsule drive

I would like to encrypt the whole content of my Time Capsule HDD. I selected "Encrypt backups" in Time Machine settings but I am not sure if encryption applies to the whole drive or just to the Time ...
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Can one mount a FileVault 2 encrypted drive from Windows?

I encrypted an external drive with FileVault 2. Now it would be great if I could access it from a Windows PC. Is this outright impossible? I found no definitive answer either way.
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VPN (PPTP) connection is working on iPhone but not on MacBook Pro

On the iPhone I have the same server address, user name, password and the encryption is for all data. Encryption mode is also set to automatic. The VPN to my WHS 2011 is working fine. On the MacBook ...
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Can I send encrypted e-mail using Mail and self-signed certificates?

I want to be able to send signed and encrypted e-mails between a Mac using Mail and another Mac using Thunderbird, by using self-signed certificates on both ends. I used to be able to do so, but over ...
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Non-extractable private key in Keychain Access.app

The manual page for /usr/bin/security on OS X 10.9 indicates that there is a -x option for security import to specify that private keys are non-extractable after being imported. How is this ...
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Secure erase OS X disk via terminal

If there's an encrypted (filevault) volume, both of these methods in terminal will erase the given drive. However, what differences exist between the two? Which is more secure? Option 1: diskutil ...
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Does Notational Velocity/nvALT securely sync with Simplenote?

I set nvALT to use a single database to store my notes. Using a database provides the benefit of encryption. I also sync my notes using Simplenote. I just noticed this warning at the bottom of the ...
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Cross Platform GUI-compatible Encryption

I am looking for an encryption tool that is completely cross platform - effectively like FileVault or BitLocker but compatible with both operating systems. My use case is that I'd like to encrypt a ...
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MacOS Extended (Journaled, Encrypted) uses h/w encryption?

I have a LaCie 2big, connected via Thunderbolt 2. When I select as a disk-partition MacOS Extended (Journaled, Encrypted), does that uses some type of hardware encryption or is it all software?
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decrypting FileVault2 WDE seems stuck, how to unstick?

This is happening on an MBP Mid2010 running Mac OS X 10.9.3 I have been using FileVault2 full-disk encryption for several years now; however, I needed to decrypt to repartition the disk for BootCamp. ...
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Encrypted external drive usually prompts for password, despite being in keychain

I have an external encrypted drive, and almost every time I plug it in, it'll ask me for the password, even though it's already in my keychain. If I type the password in, it'll mount as expected. ...
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Files encrypted in a folder - how to reverse it?

I've been playing with a computer game (Kerbal Space Program, OS X 10.9.3) and recently found that I can no longer load saved games (missions). I contacted the tech support and all they could say is ...
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Macbook pro early 2013 throws contents RAM away

I have a MacBook Pro early 2013, running OSX mavericks and filevault(encryption) is enabled. After a (I suspect) update, the locking behavior has been different. When the screen gets locked ...
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Encrypting a PDF during Hazel processing

I've created an Automator Workflow which can take the selected Finder item (being a PDF) and encrypt it using the Apple-provided "Encrypt PDF Documents" action. The problem with this action is it ...
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Is there a way to require USB drives that are connect a Mac OS X to be encrypted?

I have a customer who is concerned that the staff might be using USB drives to move data around. They would like to require that these drives are encrypted with TrueCrypt or other method. Is there a ...
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Can I enable hardware-based full disk encryption on the Windows side of a bootcamp install?

I am running a MBP with a partitioned Samsung 840 EVO SSD. I want to encrypt both the OS X and Windows partitions. It looks like using the SSD's built-in hardware full disk encryption on the OS X side ...