Limitations of Espionage 3

Started by charlesj, June 02, 2017, 06:10:39 AM

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I have Espionage 3.6 but am still undecided between Espionage and Filevault 2. I wish to encrypt my home folder and all its subfolders. I also wish to continue using Undercover.

I read in recent posts that Espionage cannot be used to encrypt my home folder and the advice seems to be not to encrypt folders under my home folder but only encrypt sub-folders of these.

This implies I will have to encrypt, perhaps, thousands of folders.

Is this correct?



Hello Charles, Espionage is not meant to encrypt a home folder because the OS will try to access those folders earlier then Espionage can load itself and unlock the folders. It is meant to protect folders inside your home (sub)folders, for example inside your documents folder, picture folder etc. as the OS will not go deeper it will just check if the default home folders are present.

The idea is that a portion of your user data is sensitive and you keep it in a dedicated folder and then use Espionage to protect it.

I hope this helps, let me know if you have any further questions,

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Thank you for the information