Wednesday, March 14th, 2012, at 9:06 am

An Update on Encrypting Backups

A couple weeks ago, I finally pulled the trigger and upgraded to Lion.

One of the best parts about Lion is FileVault 2.  This has completely eliminated the need for my (hacky and unsupported), prior backup encryption method.

Encrypting your backup drives is now not only fully supported, but is downright easy.  When you plug in a drive to set up Time Machine for the first time, it simply asks you if you’d like to encrypt it.  Bam!  Done.

There has been a security exploit, unfortunately, but it’s easy to mitigate.  Good enough for my uses anyway.