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chuckbo

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Question while testing
« on: May 20, 2009, 03:42:09 PM »
I'm looking at Espionage to see if I want to get it.

Just checking to make sure I understand its aspects. Once a folder is unlocked, it looks like it stays unlocked until I re-lock it, right?
So if I get called away or even if I log off, if I haven't re-locked the folder, anyone has access to it. Is that correct?

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Re: Question while testing
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2009, 03:48:48 PM »
No, the folder is automatically locked if you log off, throw the computer in the pool, pull the plug, restart, etc. ;-)

Folders also cannot be accessed from another user account through Fast User Switching, even while your account is also logged in.

Checking the box to enable the sleep/screensaver password in the Security System Preferences is highly recommended, as this will protect your folder even if your laptop is stolen while it's "unlocked".

The reason is because what it means for an Espionage'd folder to be unlocked is simply that a virtual entity called a mounted volume exists at a specific location in /Volumes/EspionageMounts (see Espionage's built-in help documentation for more info).  This entity doesn't actually exist on your hard drive, it is a location through which data is encrypted and decrypted on-the-fly, and once you log off, or the computer is shut down, it disappears immediately.
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