FileVault is an encryption system found in Apple's Mac OS X v10.3 and later. It has quite a history of being vulnerable to watermarking attacks, not encrypting the swap file by default (although that option has been added later) so that the keys could be carved out of the page file, etc...
A few resources on FileVault (AKA VileFault) shortcomings:
- Unlocking FileVault Talk at 23c3 (video)
- Unlocking FileVault Talk at 23c3 (audio)
- Unlocking FileVault Whitepaper
- An Unencrypted Look at FileVault
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