Apple's trademark for features of the Mac OS X operating system involving encrypting computer data for security purposes

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What's the point of using FileVault if OSX automatically decrypts the disk?

I have an external HD I use for extra storage and it's encrypted, every time I plug it in OSX asks me for the password to be able to read and mount it. In my mind, this makes sense, the disk is ...
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Turn on auto-login while FileVault is enable [duplicate]

I would like to enable auto login but I'm using FileVault 2, so this option is grey out. I read this https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT202842 But it's don't seems to apply to 10.11 any idea?
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FileVault Encryption Bypass

Can't get past my FileVault encryption on my Mac as I've forgotten my password. I know my admin username and password, but not my password for my FileVault on my regular user profile. I need to unlock ...
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How to preseve FileVault after restoring from time machine backup

Last time I restored the main partition from time machine backup, the main partition previously encrypted with FileVault 2 no longer has it enabled. I have to reenable the FileVault, resulting in a ...
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how do I see for existing volumes if the FileVault recovery key is stored in iCloud

I own several Macs (also for family members) and the first thing I do is turn on FileVault. How do I check if the recovery key is not stored in iCloud (for existing volumes, not new ones)? If you'...
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AES-IS support and processor architecture in 2010 iMacs

Which processor architecture was used in mid 2010 27'' iMacs? (iMac11,3 - EMC 2390) The CPU is an Intel quad-core Core i5 CPU, 2.8 GHz. I'm trying to find out if it supports the AES Instruction Set ...
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How to repair HFS+ partition?

So somehow my 2013 Retina MacBook Pro's internal SSD went and got its partition map messed up. I was using it, put it to sleep, and when I woke it back up about an hour later I was presented with a ...
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In OS X Yosemite, FileVault, “Enable Users” is not available

This is an inconsistency I've found compared to Apple docs on this, and to all the answers in forums online, and to another laptop in my care, similarly configured. My user account is an Admin ...
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Invalid Password El Capitan with Filevault encryption

I just recently enabled Filevault on my 2011 Macbook Pro. As long as I do not run out of battery El Capitan let's me enter my password and log into my computer. If I run out of battery the password ...
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Why do Apple Store insist on decrypting FileVault to run diagnostics?

Much to my horror, my MacBook screen cracked the other day and had to be replaced. I took the machine to an Apple Store and a Genius checked it in for repair. The Genius said that they would, ...
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Drive unmountable FFFFFFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFFFFFFFFFF issue

I have the standard single drive inside my MBP. The issue is inside my external usb drive. The HDD had 4 (visible) partitions: My Passport (Core Storage volume) 959 gb SSD (backup for my mbp) 339 ...
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How to Make OS X Partition Smaller?

System: SIP disabled, Macbook Air 2013-mid, about 120 GB SSD, 8 GB DDR3. My current disk state OS X portion I want to decrease OS X portion and move it to other but trying to startup partion, I ...
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reduce passwords I must type

How can I reconfigure my MBP to require me to type username & password only once, going all the way from shut down to functional? I think industry-standard naming is confusing in this area: the ...
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Partition type suddenly FFFFFFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFFFFFFFFFF, drive unmountable

I have two drives inside my MBP, an SSD for the OS and the original HDD for large Data. The HDD has 3 Partitions: My Data (Core Storage volume) 20Gb for Linux 4Gb for Linux Swap Recently I ran ...
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Permanently Decrypt non-CoreStorage Partition Encrypted with FileVault

I am asking this on the behalf of someone who did not want to sign up for the SE network. I will use first-person for simplicity. When I bought my computer, it came with FileVault enabled as default. ...
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How can I make a secondary encrypted volume open during the boot process?

When booting off a FileVault encrypted volume, OSX is capable of accessing the volume for the boot process once the user has entered their password at FileVault prompt. I want to configure my system ...
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Difference between FileVault and setting a partition format to Mac OS (Journaled, Encrypted)

Since I have multiple partitions (some for Linux and some for Mac OS) I can't enable File Vault. It somehow complains that it can't do the encryption, given that there are other partitions. Now what ...
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Is it possible to encrypt a hard drive that is dual booting ubuntu using rEFInd?

I recently installed ubuntu on my macbook pro. I am using rEFInd to dual boot ubuntu. Following the installation, I tried to encrypt my Macintosh HD partition by first converting the disk to core ...
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FileVault won't login

The login password is entered correctly. The progress bar starts to load and gets all the way to the end, but nothing happens. I did not turn on FileVault, just turned on my MacBook one day and this ...
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ARD not seeing FileVault enabled Mac?

I just started encrypting my users Macs and i'm noticing that i can no longer see them remotely using ARD if they are at the log in screen. Is there a way to allow ARD to see and control them? Thanks,...
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Do you enter the dashes (-) when providing a FileVault recovery key?

I have a mid-2012 Apple MacPro tower running OS X 10.11.4. The machine will not accept my recovery key when attempting to unlock a FileVault-secured partition on the machine.. I've tried to enter ...
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Beachball of death, login screen and kernel_task issues

I have an issue with a 2 week old MBP 13 (early 2015). Here is 3 things I'm worrying about: Beachball of death. It is appeared 2 or 3 times (once when Chrome and Atom were open and once after 10 ...
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Always ask for password when mounting encrypted partition

I have an external disk with partitions A and B. B is an encrypted HFS volume with as password. (Presented as "Apple_CoreStorage" or "Logical Volume OS X Extended"). When I connect the drive, OS X ...
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Does FileVault protect against ransomware?

I've already asked a question about ransomware on OS X in general. But I failed to get a response regarding whether FileVault protects against it. That is what this question is about. I'm also ...
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Activity Monitor doesn't show which individual process is reading/writing FileVault activity

Activity Monitor shows the aggregate data read/written during FileVault encryption. Data read: 140.59 GB Data written: 218.18 GB But there is no individual process that is reading/writing nearly ...
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howto encrypt “WD My Passport Pro” online? support.wdc.com with dangerous solution (no security)

I wish to encrypt my WD My Passport Pro drive. I receive error With Google I found An error message occurs when attempting to create an encrypted backup on a My Book Thunderbolt Duo in the Mac ...
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How does Find My Mac work exactly?

My Macbook Pro 13 (2015) was recently stolen. I activated FMM about an hour after the event and two hours later received an update that the machine was erased. Questions: 1) What does this mean ...
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How to check encryption status (completeness) of an external disk? [duplicate]

When I click on an external USB disk in Finder's Sidebar it shows it is still encrypting (which is expected): diskutil shows only Encrypted: Yes in CLI and GUI. Is there any way to check the ...
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Missing space in OS X El Capitan after removing a failed Boot Camp partition

I'm trying to help my girlfriend after a failed Boot Camp partition removed approx. 100 GB of visible space from her OS X volume. The main volume is encrypted with FileVault2. Partition table: [...
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Mac won't boot; get the Apple logo then it becomes a prohibitory symbol

I start up my early 2011 MacBook Pro, and it gives me the login screen, I enter my password, and then booting starts as normal, but about halfway through the progress bar, it stops booting entirely ...
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10.11: Good Samaritan message not showing on Filevault2 unlock screen

You can set up a lock Message under System Preferences => Security & Privacy => General => Set Lock Message. This Message is stored in NVRAM. Under 10.9 Mavericks it was not only shown on ...
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Encrypt FAT USB drive under El Capitan (10.11)

I have a USB drive I would like to encrypt. It's formatted in FAT (for use with Mac & Win) and I can't seem to find a way to encrypt it as: FileVault doesn't encrypt FAT. TrueCrypt can be ...
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Is there a limit on logical volume size for FileVault?

I'm curious about (and was unable to find documentation for) any size limits for FileVault in OSX (10.9.5 Server). I'm concerned about any sort of corruption/instability that could occur after ...
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Can a Standard User format an encrypted drive?

I have recently partitioned my drive into a trap OS. If my Macbook is stolen I want to give the users access to use the device to increase the chances they will connect it to the internet and I can ...
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Recovering a Password on FileVault2 Encrypted Mac

I changed my admin (login) password on my Macbook Air and subsequently forgot it. The disk is encrypted using FileVault 2. And the resetpassword command in the terminal did not show any disks ...
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Encrypt External Hard Drive for Mac and Linux

I have an external hard drive that I backup with Time Machine. I'm trying to determine the best way (or if it's even possible) to encrypt it so that Time Machine can still back it up and it can be ...
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Does using Sleep with FileVault negate some benefits of FileVault?

As I understand it, FileVault makes you login before you computer boots to the OS in order to unlock the drive. This means someone getting ahold of your laptop when it is off cannot get at the data. ...
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Why wouldn't even Internet Recovery work?

I encountered a really vexing problem with my MacBook Pro 15” (mid-2015, 2.5 Ghz, 1 TB flash) last week after it returned from Apple’s repair depot for a logic board replacement. I had FileVault2 ...
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I have the password but can't recover data from my encrypted filevault USB drive

I can open the drive and see the top level folders. Sometimes I can see file names, sometimes I can't. If I attempt to remove the encryption I get an error message. It's the same from the Finder or ...
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How secure are files on an unencrypted hard disc?

How secure are files, that I saved on an internal Macbook hard disc using OSX 10.11? I cannot check whether the hard drive is encrypted using FileVault as the machine crashed. I am thinking whether I ...
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How has it suddenly become so much faster to wake OS X from “safe sleep”?

Because I'm super paranoid about security, I configure my MacBook to always "safe sleep" and destroy its FileVault key on entering standby: $ sudo pmset -a hibernatemode 25 DestroyFVKeyOnStandby 1 ...
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Filevault makes my external HD inaccessible on OS X but still works on Ubuntu

I'm running OS X El Capitan 10.11.3 I have an external drive with 2 partitions. 1 partition is for Time Machine while the other is for storing my data (Volume name is Data). So a few days ago I ...
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how safe is an HDD encrypted with filevault?

I have a macbook pro and I want to encrypt the whole system with filevault. My question is now, how secure are my data for removing hard disk from device and mount it in an external case? For ...
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How to perform FileVault authenticated restart when updating OSX from AppStore?

I am aware of the authenticated restart when using FileVault 2 on OS X. Running the fdesetup authrestart command does however restart the system immediately. Now, when running the OS X Update from ...
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Where does OS X keep the FileVault password during reboots in an upgrade?

For security concerns, I wonder how it would be possible for an OS X upgrade (e.g. from Mavericks to El Capitan), to reboot my Mac multiple times without asking me for my FileVault 2 password? I ...
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FileVault account sticking around after account deletion

I have file vault encryption turned on. I created a second administration account on my computer and on boot up my main account stopped showing up (before most of the OS has booted and it's asking for ...
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My Apple Magic Mouse never works on login screen when no one is logged in (first time I turn on my MBP)

as described in the title: My Magic Mouse works perfectly when: At least one person will log in At login screen but only when someone is still logged in (When I'll press Control ⌃ + Shift ⇧ + Eject ...
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How (in)vulnerable is OS X to encryption ransomware?

These days, malicious software seems to be infecting Windows computers, encrypting their data against their will, and asking for a Bitcoin ransom in exchange for the encryption key. In order for ...
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Lost hard drive space to Boot Camp

Boot Camp caused ~200 GB of my 750 GB HD to disappear and I cannot re(un)-partition it through Disk Utility and when I try to reformat the storage through the terminal using: diskutil cs resizeVolume ...
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Can I enable FileVault and then partition my hard drive later?

I just bought a 2014 MacBook Pro with a 512GB SSD. I updated to El Capitan today and when it booted up for the first time, it asked me if I wanted to enable FileVault. I chose not to because I wasn't ...