[arch-general] [OT] Sending a laptop to the repair shop

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net
Thu Sep 20 20:51:48 EDT 2012

On Thu, 2012-09-20 at 20:38 -0400, Manolo Martínez wrote:
> Just a quick question. What do you guys do when you have to leave your
> laptop at the repair shop? Do you create a new user for them, you
> give them your user and password and hope for the best, ask them to use
> a live CD? What?

Is your Arch Linux installation and your data completely encrypted? Just
by using a live CD they could access everything that isn't encrypted ;).

Usually working for a repair shop does mean, that there is no time to
take a look at the customers data. The repairman isn't interested in
your browsers history. If you have serious data on your laptop, not
encrypted economic espionage or something like that, then remove the
hard disk.


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