How do I protect my backup drive?
October 30, 2008 1:47 PM Subscribe
How do I secure my backup hard drive that I copy my computer's content onto?
posted by truth1ness to Computers & Internet (5 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I use SuperDuper on my Mac and copy my whole bootable disk image to a backup drive connected to my computer. Now, my computer is pretty well protected, I have passwords to get into any account and on my screensaver. When logged in as one user, you can't access files in another user's folder.
However, it seems like the weak spot in my security is the hard drive that I back up to. When I access the drive and look at the files, I'm able to get into every folder and see everything and never have to access a password. Someone could take my hard drive and have all my information.
So how to I protect my backup hard drive? Is there a way to password protect its contents, encrypt it somehow, etc? Is it something I would do in SuperDuper or do I need another program? Would turning on Mac's built in FileVault encryption on my computer protect me (I've never used it so I'm not sure how it works)?