Skip navigation

FileVault

176 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Jan 8, 2013 11:49 AM by apye RSS
apye Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Currently Being Moderated
Jan 8, 2013 11:12 AM

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)
  • BobHarris Level 6 Level 6 (12,500 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Jan 8, 2013 11:19 AM (in response to apye)

    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.

Actions

More Like This

  • Retrieving data ...

Bookmarked By (0)

Legend

  • This solved my question - 10 points
  • This helped me - 5 points
This site contains user submitted content, comments and opinions and is for informational purposes only. Apple disclaims any and all liability for the acts, omissions and conduct of any third parties in connection with or related to your use of the site. All postings and use of the content on this site are subject to the Apple Support Communities Terms of Use.