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If you were to fix a hot girl's computer, would you view photos in her computer?
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No 51%  51%  [ 25 ]
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 PostPost subject: Re: Exposed: Repair Shops Hack Your Laptops        Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2009 2:52 pm 
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 PostPost subject: Re: Exposed: Repair Shops Hack Your Laptops        Posted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 10:52 pm 
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This really is not much of a surprise to me. I always had a hunch that repair shops wouldn't stay on task and look through personal files and maybe steal some information while they're at it. Still disturbing and annoying, there really aren't many trustworthy people out there these days. It would be difficult for something like this to be cracked down on as well.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Exposed: Repair Shops Hack Your Laptops        Posted: Fri Sep 04, 2009 9:47 am 
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That's why when somethings is wrong first i try to fix it myself then if it has to go to a repair i either format the HDD and backup all my data or even removing the hdd :P


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 PostPost subject: Re: Exposed: Repair Shops Hack Your Laptops        Posted: Fri Sep 11, 2009 10:25 pm 
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I constantly fix the PCs in school because a lot of them are defective.


I used to help people in school so much i got told not to help them !! :P

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 PostPost subject: Re: Exposed: Repair Shops Hack Your Laptops        Posted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 12:30 am 
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This is why i 000 out my hard drive 50 times before selling.


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 PostPost subject: Re: Exposed: Repair Shops Hack Your Laptops        Posted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 10:24 am 
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This is why i 000 out my hard drive 50 times before selling.


50 times is overkill, 7 is enough.
Also, 000 the harddrive of 1tb 50 times would take about a week of more.

Also when school's sell the PC's they should remove the harddrive, get an Pickaxe or Hammer (or the asus repair kit :P) and destroy the harddrive, far more quicker then 000 harddrives and much more fun :P

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 PostPost subject: Re: Exposed: Repair Shops Hack Your Laptops        Posted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 3:43 pm 
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I constantly fix the PCs in school because a lot of them are defective.


I used to help people in school so much i got told not to help them !! :P


I also do that, people are somewhat illiterate in my school, they ask me how to make a Text box in Word '03.


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 PostPost subject: Re: Exposed: Repair Shops Hack Your Laptops        Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 4:25 am 
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Really if you store really private data in plain form you are asking for trouble. Anything like bank details should be encrypted.. Then you can maybe reduce that number of 50/7 to 1 or 2. Really all my laptop's data. The only data on my laptop I would be concerned about is perhaps firefox cookies. Cookies can allow the login to sites maybe.. I don't store the passwords though.


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 PostPost subject: Re: Exposed: Repair Shops Hack Your Laptops        Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2009 2:30 am 
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Really if you store really private data in plain form you are asking for trouble. Anything like bank details should be encrypted.. Then you can maybe reduce that number of 50/7 to 1 or 2. Really all my laptop's data. The only data on my laptop I would be concerned about is perhaps firefox cookies. Cookies can allow the login to sites maybe.. I don't store the passwords though.

If people store passwords to anything, people who have direct access to the computer and have a bad intent could easily retrieve passwords from Firefox, IE, Chrome WLM, Outlook, Thunderbird, and a lot of other programs. And if the password to your email is discovered, anyone who has it may change the password or log in to pretty much any Internet account (Facebook, a forum, etc...)

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 PostPost subject: Re: Exposed: Repair Shops Hack Your Laptops        Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2009 3:48 am 
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That is why i repair my computers myself 8-)

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 PostPost subject: Re: Exposed: Repair Shops Hack Your Laptops        Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 4:42 am 
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 PostPost subject: Re: Exposed: Repair Shops Hack Your Laptops        Posted: Tue Sep 22, 2009 8:59 pm 
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Recently replaced malfunctioning hard drive for my long time friend - a very hot girl - and found her naked pictures with boobies when salvaging data from failing drive. Damn, she is so cute, I'm again fully in love with her! :)

Already taked steps to not leak them. People just need to use whole disc encryption and trust noone. TrueCrypt is must have for any Windows user, DiskCryptor is also good.


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