Selling mbp...is reinstalling OS X enough for security?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jbsmithmac, Dec 16, 2012.

  1. jbsmithmac macrumors regular

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    As the subject suggests, if I just reinstall the OS is that secure enough as related to wiping the hd?
     
  2. jbsmithmac thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks. I also have a old windows vista machine I was going to attempt to sell.

    Does just reinstalling vista to its out of the box state secure enough too?
     
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I'd reformat the drive, then reinstall. That ensures no personal data can be recovered.
     
  4. jbsmithmac thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ok thanks. I believe that it gives me the option to do that as part of the re-install.
     

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