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    Encryption Software that supports Pre-boot authentication

    Hi,

    I am after some software for the Mac that can support Pre-boot authentication. I would like a free solution please.

    Can anyone help?

    Thanks

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    Pre-boot authentication? IE, it asks you for credentials before allowing a boot up?

    Truecrypt I guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmount View Post
    Pre-boot authentication? IE, it asks you for credentials before allowing a boot up?

    Truecrypt I guess.
    Exactly, but Truecrypt only supports it for Windows

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    From what I remember of looking at it for a friend a while ago was the general suggestion is buy a hardware-level encyptable disk. Otherwise, FileVault will be plenty adequate for user file security - assuming it's saved within their users folders...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrPerceptron View Post
    From what I remember of looking at it for a friend a while ago was the general suggestion is buy a hardware-level encyptable disk. Otherwise, FileVault will be plenty adequate for user file security - assuming it's saved within their users folders...
    Did think that but i need something to do the whole drive.

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    Can i ask why?

    If a user configures their login profile correctly OSX can be as secure on a laptop as windows. File vault is supposed to encrypt the entire user home dir and if the user configures the machine so as you need to login from sleep/screensaver, this should be enough for security? Plus if you configure file vault for them then you can set the master password.

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    Because not all files will be stored in the user profile. I would also like to prevent users from even booting the laptop full stop if they dont have the key

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    Ideally I would like something free

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    Anyone?

    Thanks

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    but TrueCrypt works with MacOSX, there is even a free download here. or am I missing something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Midget View Post
    but TrueCrypt works with MacOSX, there is even a free download here. or am I missing something?
    It works with OSZ but doesn't support Pre-boot authentication. Pre-boot authentication is only available for Windows. I currently use Truecrypt on my Mac for my pen drives.

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    hi

    have you managed to find any solution for pre-boot auth on mac, as truecrypt does for windows ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by g0tcha View Post
    hi

    have you managed to find any solution for pre-boot auth on mac, as truecrypt does for windows ?
    Nothing that was free. I use truecrypt for the Windows side.

    I am waiting a few months, the new version of MAC OS X supports full disk encryption.

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    ok, do you mean the filevault in the new os X supports pre-boot ?

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