5081 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Jan 4, 2009 2:59 PM by S.U.
If you are worried about sensitive data being accessed when you send in a computer for repair, you should probably at least have it in an encrypted disc image. You should also have everything backed up on an external drive, just in case they end up wiping your drive while troubleshooting.
Do you have a firewire external drive? If so, you can use a cloning program like Super Duper to create a bootable clone of your internal hard drive. If you are really worried about your data, you can then erase the internal drive and just reinstall the OS from your original discs. Then when you get your Mac back, you can just re-clone to the internal drive. Or you can restore from Time Machine if you are using Time Machine for backups.
It is always good practice to not make it too easy for someone to access your sensitive data on a computer. And to keep a current backup.