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As the title suggests,

Can anyone advise on the best solution (if any) to encrypting my macbook's entire hdd.

True crypt works for windows and there are loads of tutorials on achieving this with linux OS's but I am struggling to find anything for OSX?

Cheers

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As the title suggests,

Can anyone advise on the best solution (if any) to encrypting my macbook's entire hdd.

True crypt works for windows and there are loads of tutorials on achieving this with linux OS's but I am struggling to find anything for OSX?

Cheers

Ironically I'm working on just that for work and have already done the research legwork for you. :D

Best bet would be to go w/ filevault 2.

Due to two facts:

It is built into the Mac OS*.

It is free.*

**The filevault you need is 2, which you get from upgrading or having OSX LION.

So, you would have to upgrade if on Snow Leopard or something else. (Costs about $30)

Once you upgrade just do a finder search for filevault. From there just click the Filevault tab and click full disk encryption.

WARNING!!

If you loose or forget your password you could loose everything! From looking at it though they may have upgraded it to where you can use a code to decrypt it if you loose your password. This code can also be automatically shared with Apple in case you loose it. (I would highly caution against doing so. (Personal Preference, I wouldn't want ANYONE having access to the encryption otherwise I wouldn't use encryption.))

Let me know if this works out for you or you have any issues.

I will be encrypting the Mac for work tonight.

Hope this helps.

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