2 Replies Latest reply: Jan 8, 2013 11:49 AM by apye
apye Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Is using "FileVault" enough encryption to prevent my Mac from becoming a "Zombie", or is that only something PC user have to worry about?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • 1. Re: FileVault
    BobHarris Level 6 Level 6 (13,090 points)

    At the moment there is no malware in the wild that turns a Mac into a Zombie.


    But FileVault (basically whole disk encryption) is not the reason, as PCs also have whole disk encryption software available to them, and that does not stop malware.


    What whole disk encryption does is prevent someone from stealing your Mac and gaining access to your data when the system is shutdown.

  • 2. Re: FileVault
    apye Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you I was pretty sure about the answer. One of the many reason I purchased a Mac.