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10.5: How to use Time Machine with FileVault
Authored by: faisal on Nov 29, '07 07:06:41PM

Users who use FileVault must learn to log out regularly if they want any security.

This is hyperbole. FileVault gives you more security than not, and being logged out gives you more security than being logged in. The habit of logging out does not increase your security for those moments when you're logged in. Your files would be more secure if you encased your laptop in a 12' thick concrete block and sank it in the South Pacific, but you wouldn't be able to work with them.

Time Machine's behavior with FileVault is neither transparent nor fully automatic, and requires changes in behavior for many if not most laptop users. This is pretty ironic for two systems whose goals included security without changes in behavior.



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10.5: How to use Time Machine with FileVault
Authored by: noworryz on Nov 30, '07 11:26:19PM

The issues with screen locking and FileVault have been discussed in this hint and this hint and this hint so there probably isn't any reason to discuss it further here.

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