Time capsule and security of data

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by hukang, Sep 25, 2008.

  1. hukang macrumors newbie

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    My 1TB time capsule, with a lot of my important data, is broken. It wont connect and I get strange clicking noises. Only option is to send it for repair to Apple. Or throw it away.

    Call me a paranoid freak, but I would like to know that if someone gets hold of my time capsule and repairs it, can they just read and copy my data? I have of course given a username and password when I created the time machine account inititially, other than that I dont have any specific security measures.

    I know for a fact that in windows, to read data off a hard disk, you just plug into another machine and you can see everything, no need for passwords or anything.

    Thanks and regards,
     
  2. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Sure they can, but normally they don't because it's illegal to do so. However if you're really paranoid, you should consider just buying a new TC.
     
  3. hukang thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So they dont need the password to browse the time capsule files?
     

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