Tuesday, December 11, 2012

FileVault 2 on OS X

Yesterday, I finally got around to enabling FileVault 2 on my MacBook Air. I don't have any top-secret information on it, but if it were ever lost or stolen, I now have the peace of mind that comes with whole disk encryption.

Enabling FileVault is pretty straight forward, you just go into the System Preferences pane, click on the Security applet and turn it on. It took about 1 hour to encrypt my 2011 MacBook Air with 128GB SSD and didn't require me to be plugged in.