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Cognitive scientist, statistician, programmer, tinkerer


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comment What are my options for full system (or at least home directory) encryption?
I stand corrected. I was unaware that once FileVault was turned on for an account, one needs to enter a master password to change that account's password even when using another admin account. (I just verified this on my machine)
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comment What are my options for full system (or at least home directory) encryption?
@Kyle TrueCrypt does not employ user permissions; you need to specify a new password for each encrypted volume you create.
May
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comment What are my options for full system (or at least home directory) encryption?
Unfortunately FileVault is nowhere near as secure as whole disk encryption; it's even less secure than simply having a truecrypt volume. This is because FileVault simply employs user permissions to restrict access to its contents, which can be easily overcome if an attacker has physical access to your machine.