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August 16th, 2012 by Ken Hagler

An Analysis of Apple's FileVault 2.

This is an analysis of Apple’s disk encryption program, FileVault 2, that first appeared in the Lion operating system. Short summary: they couldn’t break it. (Presumably, the version in Mountain Lion isn’t any different.)

[Schneier on Security]

This is good news, but of course it’s important to keep in mind that FileVault 2 security can be compromised by accepting the option (on by default, as I recall) to send a recovery key to Apple. The best security in the world is useless if you give the keys to someone who will give them up the first time some thug points a gun at him.


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