Protecting privacy before repair visits

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by rockinrocker, Jul 14, 2009.

  1. rockinrocker macrumors 65816

    rockinrocker

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    It's not like I'm really worried or anything, I'm just cautious. And perhaps rather over protective of my data.

    So does anybody do anything special for this? I'm going to delete cookies from my browsers, for example.
    And I have my password/accounts list in an encrypted disc image...

    Is there anything else I should know about?

    Thanks
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

    MacDawg

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    Your biggest concern should probably be data LOSS and not data THEFT

    Be sure and have everything backed up sufficiently before taking it in

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  3. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

    GoCubsGo

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    I'd backup and give them the machine with a fresh install of your OS.
     
  4. rockinrocker thread starter macrumors 65816

    rockinrocker

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    Yeah, I'll for sure be hitten' the old TM right before I take 'er in.

    A fresh install, eh? You're even more paranoid then I am.;)
     
  5. LizKat macrumors 68040

    LizKat

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    It's not paranoia, it's common sense. Your address book is valuable and who knows what else. I backup 2x, wipe the drive and do the install.
     
  6. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

    GoCubsGo

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    I don't do a 2 pass wipe I am saying giving them a fresh drive is best because ultimately they like to blame some piece of software installed and such. It's up to you buddy, no skin off my back. :)
     

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