- Nov 14, 2013
- Chicago, IL
Not that I have anything to do with the matter, but I also didn't read that the was implying anything at all. I feel that he was more curious if there was any kind of law that if something is brought in for repair, it's automatically scanned for illegal content, or if they happened to see anything illegal, the repair company was required to report it to the authorities. Either way, glad you got it back working! How long is the warranty period for that machine? Another option would be to throw an SSD in the open bay and run the machine off that.
Originally Posted by Wolf359
I didn't actually get that from the post, just that in theory your laptop could have been compromised because in cases mentioned before, they looked at the drive when it was brought in for repair. When I worked in IT, one of the guys would repair company laptops and while he didn't actually go fishing through them normally, I believe in one case he found a laptop was full of porn. I think the complaint there was that it was out of space. I used to blow away dead accounts too, sometimes I'd go through them to make sure there wasn't anything important left behind, other times I'd just blow them away, just depended on the position and how old it was.
Originally Posted by StevieC
That's not what I meant by sensitive content and I don't appreciate you implying I'm a perv. For your information I was a victim of abuse as a kid and it took me a long time to get over it.
Originally Posted by csandste
About once a year the local news channels have a picture of some kiddy porner being perp walked because he idiocally took his computer in for repair. Never thought if they caught the perv because they look at everyone's drive. Or is there something here I'm missing?