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Currently Being ModeratedApr 15, 2012 1:46 PM (in response to fane_j)
I was responding to the message given at www.flashbackcheck.com, which one should not follow.27" i7 iMac 10.6.8 , Mac OS X (10.7.3), G4 450 MP 1.5 GB RAM w/(10.5.8/10.4.11/9.2.2)
Currently Being ModeratedApr 16, 2012 4:23 AM (in response to MadMacs0)
And of what use do they think a serial number is?
This has been debated in several places but I think the basic concern is about ownership issues. For instance, Apple uses serial numbers to verify Applecare eligibility. There are also some scams that rely in part on knowledge of serial numbers, like fraudulent insurance claims.
In general, it isn't a good idea to post any personal info on a public site. It isn't so much any one thing but the combination of several that data mining techniques can link together from several different sources.