Do apple staff snoop on macs?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Samarium, Mar 2, 2008.

  1. Samarium macrumors 6502a

    Samarium

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    If i take my macbook to the apple store for repair(case), do i have to provide them with my password? Do i have to delete everything that I dont want nobody to see? My autologins for msn,skype, etc should be of? Anyone has prior experience in this topic?
     
  2. Hankster macrumors 68020

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    You don't have to, but most of the time - from my experience - IT techs are too busy to "play with your machine". I know there have been bad stories about that. At the least you should change your login password and clear all your cookies/history/etc.
     
  3. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    No they won't. Setup a separate admin account for them to use (called Apple with no password), as it means they can't accidentally snoop, and you don't have to give out your admin password.
     
  4. Samarium thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Samarium

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    Thats a nice idea. Thanks.
     

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