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How to encrypt your Mac backups
How do you make sure the backups you take are as secure as your Mac itself? By encrypting the drives!
Encrypting backups is a controversial subject. For some people, it's the only way to make sure their data is secure and no one else can get to it. For others, it defeats the very purpose of backup, allowing any error or defect to render the data unrecoverable.
If saving your photos is more important to you then securing your financial data, skip encryption. If you have more valuable information on your desk than on your backups, skip encryption. If you worry that someone else will get access to your backups and your data then, by all means, encrypt away. Here's how.
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