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10.4: A FileVault/wake from sleep password issue
Authored by: martyl on Jul 14, '06 08:28:24PM

My main issue with this is that since the Security control panel has a checkbox that says "Require password to wake this computer from sleep or screensaver", it implies a certain degree of protection, more than could be defeated by a 3-year old. If you're an advanced user who knows the subleties of this behavior, that's great. But it's far from obvious or intuitive to the "average" user, who legitimately expects that encrypting an account with FileVault, then seeing it ask for a password means that their data is somewhat more secure than the equivalent of popping a doorknob lock with a paperclip.

Marty Lindower

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