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Authored by: watersb on Aug 13, '04 06:59:24PM

Based on OpenBSD would not make sense for the Mac -- the whole point of OpenBSD is the code review process. So Apple could have their stuff submitted to OpenBSD's code review, but then ALL of their stuff would have to be open-source, and they would have to pull out Aqua etc. etc. etc... until such time as the review was completed. Bah!

To make matters worse, OpenBSD's disk encryption is weaker than the GEOM-based disk encryption in FreeBSD 5.x or the loop-aes in Linux. I can't comment on FileVault's strength because Apple won't show source code for it.

Probably there are errors in the application of encryption in FileVault just like all the others.

Proper use of encryption for disks is hard.



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