[Chugalug] Pawn Shop PC's
rod-lists at epbfi.com
Tue Nov 6 02:24:59 UTC 2012
I'm aware that many shops use password cracking programs to get in, unaware that most machines these days have a factory settings restore feature. Not sure if a similar feature exists for macs.
Most windows pc users on this list(excluding people like Phil,Chad & Lisa) know about macs than your average pawn shop owner.
----- Original Message -----
> I found the Mac I've been wanting at a Pawn shop this weekend, and
> got a great deal on it. However, I noticed that the much of the
> previous owner's data was still on it. It made me wonder how many
> PC's (and Macs) get sold at pawn shops with personal data on them.
> While I understand there is a chance that it may have been stolen
> (I've heard that one already!), is it possible that pawn shops
> regularly perform fresh Windows installs, or even wipes on PC's, but
> they just dind't know what to do with this Mac?
> I wonder how many identities are stolen in pawn shops. . . What do
> you think?
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