NOT-SO-GE­NIUS SE­CU­RITY

Mac Format - - CONTACTS - by Jim Pitch ford

I re­cently had my MacBook Pro re­paired at a Ge­nius Bar. I must say it was an ex­cel­lent ex­pe­ri­ence bar one big big worry: on leav­ing the de­vice for re­pair, I was asked for my user­name and pass­word so Ap­ple could check ev­ery­thing was work­ing af­ter the re­pair. I pro­vided them, but that night I didn’t sleep a wink. The user­name and pass­word give ac­cess to all my con­tacts and key­chain - my life’s work and fi­nances could be stolen in a flash.

I re­turned to the store to change the pass­word. Af­ter the re­pair, the agent called to ask again for the pass­word. I de­clined and told him to use the guest ac­count in­stead.

Surely this must be against Ap­ple’s se­cu­rity pol­icy? I can’t be­lieve af­ter all the brouhaha with iPhone se­cu­rity that it would even ex­pect this.

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