There was a time when we moved stuff from an old Mac to a new one by booting up the old one in Target Mode, and Set-up Assistant (or some such utility) moved everything.
I didn't have to do that this time when I moved all my stuff from my G5 to my Mac mini. I was wondering if ML still had Target Mode, but thinking of the security issues it presents. So, this morning I did boot my MBP up in Target Mode, then connected it via a firewire cable to my Mac mini. That enabled me to see the entire contents of my MBP via the mini without entering a password.
I don't have any of our tax/financial records on my computers, and I doubt anyone would want to hack my machines. However, my husband has all those records on his. We have put the stuff that needs to be secure inside an encrypted disk image on his machine, but is there something else that can be done?
I tried FileVault a couple of OSes ago, and it was pretty clunky. Is it worth doing now? Drawbacks? That also means that the TimeMachine back-ups are encrypted, too, right? And you can't just replace one document or file anymore?
Thanks for the help.