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This article was published on July 23, 2009

    Under no circumstances trust your computer repair shop {video}

    Under no circumstances trust your computer repair shop {video}
    Zee
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    Zee

    Former CEO of The Next Web. A fan of startups, entrepreneurship, getting things done faster, penning the occasional blog post, taking photos Former CEO of The Next Web. A fan of startups, entrepreneurship, getting things done faster, penning the occasional blog post, taking photos, designing, listening to good music and making lurrrve.

    UK broadcaster Sky News decided to pack a number of laptops with the latest in surveillance technology and intentionally loosen a chip in each of the computers, something which should make the computer easily fixable.

    Handing the computer to several repair shops, it wasn’t long before many of the repair men begun quoting for problems that didn’t need fixing, but more seriously, they attempted to access private folders and even customers private bank accounts.

    What’s more, they got it all on camera:

    {Sky News via Engadget}