said by TamaraB:
Yes, I use WPA2 Personal on WiFi. With Mac address /restrictions/filtering.
I use MAC address filtering too, but realize that it really does not offer anything in the way of security (it is trivial to spoof a hardware address, and it is trivial to identify an authorized hardware address)
said by TamaraB:
No. After reading up on encrypted Mac filesystems, I was a bit apprehensive about going that route. I understand recovery becomes an issue with encrypted filesystems, as does disk access times. All my Macs are tricked-out with SSDs for speed, and I didn't want to take a speed hit.
I'm not sure where recovery becomes an issue, though it depends entirely upon your backup solution. You noted you use Time Machine (as do I), which backs up the unencrypted data. You have the option to additionally encrypt your backups, but the data that is backed up is itself the unencrypted contents.
With respect to performance, you may want to do some testing. Not necessarily running benchmarks, but actually trying it out to see if it makes a noticeable difference. Modern intel processors include acceleration for the types of encryption used most commonly which helps tremendously. I personally don't notice any difference on my mid-2010 MBP.
Getting back to the original topic, Apple's direction with integration of keychains with iCloud is a good thing, even if only to encourage more users to embrace password managers. This is beyond basic browser password caching and is more secure.
Users of 1Password will likely not find any benefit with the Apple solution, especially with the recently released update. However for those that do not use any password manager this is a big step forward.