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If you use FileVault and wish to restart remotely, you can do so with the "fdesetup" command; however, this does have some hardware limitations.
As an added measure of security, you can prevent your Mac from storing FileVault encryption keys for the purpose of speeding wake times from standby mode.
If you have a server or other remotely accessed Mac, you can use a couple of approaches to encrypt the hard drive.
Given Apple-supplied password reset tools, you may have concerns about the possibility of these being used to override a FileVault-protected volume.
These two security utilities prevent thieves from being able to reset your password to gain access to the contents of your Mac.
Without an intact Recovery HD partition on your Mac, you will not be able to use Apple's FileVault disk encryption feature.
A debugging error that left some users' passwords stored in plain text in OS X 10.7.3 has been closed in OS X 10.7.4.
A bug in OS X 10.7.3 exposes legacy FileVault users, but there are some workarounds to prevent this from happening.
The recent OS X 10.9.2 update fixes a persistent Safe Mode bug for some, but there are alternative approaches to this issue for those still affected.
If you're wondering how FileVault disk encryption for OS X will work with your existing drive setup, and more, MacFixIt has answers.