MacVoices #14185: Joe Kissell Takes Control of FileVault

Joe Kissell explains one of the most under-used, under-appreciated security measures you can take with your Mac in Take Control of FileVault. With the flick of a virtual switch, your data can be safer. So why don’t more people do it? Because they are scared. Joe tells us why there is  nothing to fear, just how secure our data is, and then serves up a taste of some of the more advanced parts of FileVault that he bets you didn’t know about.

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Joe Kissell is the author of over two dozen Take Control ebooks, as well as a host of print books. He is a senior editor for TidBITS, and a Senior Contributor to Macworld. Keep up with him if you can on his personal blog,, and on Twitter.