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I am after some software for the Mac that can support Pre-boot authentication. I would like a free solution ...
8th June 2009, 07:28 PM #1
Encryption Software that supports Pre-boot authentication
I am after some software for the Mac that can support Pre-boot authentication. I would like a free solution please.
Can anyone help?
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8th June 2009, 10:14 PM #2
Pre-boot authentication? IE, it asks you for credentials before allowing a boot up?
Truecrypt I guess.
8th June 2009, 11:02 PM #3
Exactly, but Truecrypt only supports it for Windows
Originally Posted by kmount
8th June 2009, 11:32 PM #4
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...
8th June 2009, 11:50 PM #5
Did think that but i need something to do the whole drive.
Originally Posted by DrPerceptron
9th June 2009, 12:27 AM #6
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.
9th June 2009, 12:31 AM #7
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
9th June 2009, 01:29 AM #8
9th June 2009, 12:29 PM #9
Ideally I would like something free
13th June 2009, 04:20 PM #10
13th June 2009, 04:59 PM #11
but TrueCrypt works with MacOSX, there is even a free download here. or am I missing something?
13th June 2009, 06:55 PM #12
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.
Originally Posted by Midget
16th April 2011, 06:15 PM #13
- Rep Power
have you managed to find any solution for pre-boot auth on mac, as truecrypt does for windows ?
16th April 2011, 08:19 PM #14
Nothing that was free. I use truecrypt for the Windows side.
Originally Posted by g0tcha
I am waiting a few months, the new version of MAC OS X supports full disk encryption.
18th April 2011, 11:48 AM #15
- Rep Power
ok, do you mean the filevault in the new os X supports pre-boot ?
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