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I am getting rid of my Macbook and want to insure that my privacy is protected. So the question is What is the best or easiest way to accomplish this.

Thanks in advance for any and all help.
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I am getting rid of my Macbook and want to insure that my privacy is protected. So the question is What is the best or easiest way to accomplish this.

Thanks in advance for any and all help.
Do a secure erase of the hard drive...then reinstall the OS.

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Thanks Nick, Any tips on secure erasure would be appreciated. Never done one before.
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Thanks Nick, Any tips on secure erasure would be appreciated. Never done one before.
Here ya go:

http://www.mactip.net/how-to-securel...re-selling-it/

...I wouldn't do more than the 7-pass (since it will take forever). You would probably be fine with the single pass.

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Perfect! Exactly what I was looking for. Again thanks.
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