Lesson 10Manage FileVault

GOALS

Understand how FileVault helps protect your data

Enable FileVault protection

Recover a FileVault system when all passwords are lost

Although third-party solutions for full-system volume encryption exist for OS X, these solutions often exhibit issues whenever Apple updates hardware or software. Many third-party full-system volume encryption schemes may stop working during updates, leaving users stranded, with no way to reach their encrypted data.

Apple engineers decided to take this problem into their own hands and introduced a new version of FileVault (sometimes called FileVault 2). In this lesson, you will learn how FileVault protects the system volume and how to turn on this protection. You will also ...

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