[cryptography] Question About Best Practices for Personal File Encryption

Greg Rose ggr at seer-grog.net
Sat Aug 16 17:53:42 EDT 2014

On Aug 16, 2014, at 14:21 , Christopher Nielsen <m4dh4tt3r at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Aug 15, 2014 11:06 PM, "Mark Thomas" <mark00thomas at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > I have a question for the group, if I may ask it here and in this manner (?).
> >
> > What are you guys using to encrypt individual files and folders or even entire drives like a USB?
> >
> > I am thinking that:
> >
> > 1. any commercial product could be compromised and not completely secure. Like Apple’s FileVault2, which Apple has a key to.
> The comment about Apple is simply false. Apple does not have a key to FileVault2 unless you escrow your key with them. I know this because a dear friend recently passed, and his family was not able to gain access to his encrypted drives through Apple.

I'm afraid I must point out that your statement is logically incorrect. If "they" didn't want you to know that they could access the encrypted drives, of course they would say that they couldn't. This is no evidence at all. Yes, I'm paranoid, but am I paranoid enough?


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