How To Encrypt Your Data On Mac

[Use FireVault To Keep Files Secure]

Keeping all the information on your laptop secure is a big worry for people from all walks of life. To assuage this worry, most operating systems come with inbuilt encryption options for hard drive safety.

In Mac, this encryption option is called FireVault, and it lets you secure your data with just a few clicks. You can use is to secure not only your hard drive, but also external drives as well.

To use this feature, all you need to do is follow these simple steps:

  1. Open “Settings” and click on “Security And Privacy”.
  2. Click on the “FireVault” tab and click on “Turn On FireVault”.
  3. The system will generate a “Recovery Key” which you should note down carefully.
  4. Complete the rest of the steps for the encryption process.
  5. Make sure your system password is not easily guessable.
  6. Restart your Mac.
  7. To encrypt external drives, connect them to your Mac.
  8. In the “Finder” right click on the drive and select “Encrypt (Device Name)”.
  9. Choose a secure Password and complete the rest of the password.

With these easy steps, you will be able to keep your data encrypted, both on your hard drive as well as on all your external drives. Make sure you keep both the recovery key and your password safe, otherwise the data will be lost forever.

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Posted on : 31 Aug 2016 @ 07:04

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