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What Mac are you using (Macbook Air / Pro)? Does it have a replaceable disk? If the disk is not replaceable, I see the following options: Assuming the T key is still functional: Access your Mac in target mode and unlock the disk from the other computer. For example this article explains the procedure. Assuming the cmd and R keys are still functional: ...


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I expect that any mac compatible fingerprint scanner will come with the necessary software and it should install automatically when you plug in the device or pop up and say you need to install the associated software. This would enable login by fingerprint and keychain unlocking by fingerprint and disk decryption by fingerprint as it replaces your password ...


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Think I found an answer: https://jamfnation.jamfsoftware.com/discussion.html?id=6025 sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.apple.loginwindow DSBindTimeout -int 8 Changes the bind timeout to 8 seconds. Our bind happens within 3-4 seconds over ethernet, so we figure double it and add an extra second should be enough for an absolutely unscientific ...


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I have the same problem, which I'm pretty sure is due to a combination of the way write operations work on flash memory and the way core storage (or any whole-volume) encryption works. First, write behavior: unlike volatile memory (the stuff used in the memory of your computer) or hard disks, where any bit can be written to 0 or 1 at any time, flash memory ...


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Long ago, I used PGP Disk Encryption. I have used it on both Windows and Mac's, but I am not sure that I ever tried to move between two OS's. While Symantec's site says it it compatible with Windows, OS X and Linux, it doesn't directly address moving a drive between OS's.


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FileVault should use whatever is the current password for your account. When you change your user accounts password, FileVault will be updated with the new password. We can get what you want -- a long FileVault password and a short user account password -- by creating two user accounts. When you first enable FileVault, only the user account that you use ...


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File vault 2 uses a master password(probably your long/strong password), but it also allows for any enabled user to unlock the system drive, strong password or not. The only users that you can't enable to unlock the drive are users with no password. I remember a while back reading a file vault vulnerability where an attacker would compromise a apple id ...



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