Wednesday, 29 July 2020

DODGY repair shops

Sky News will have scared the hell out of a lot of home computer users with this story. Gary Glitter was exposed as a paedophile several years ago thanks to the files on his computer which he had left in for repair - the fact that the repair techie was rooting around his hard-drive got lost in the bigger story. The Sky team found that most repair shops routinely searched through people's private infiormation as a matter of course. The lesson to be learned is that if (sorry, when) your PC goes wallop change your passwords before handing in the machine for repair.


Anonymous said...

Aren't people naive? It's like handing over your house keys to a repairman while you go on holidays.

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