This Is Why Your Should Repair It Yourself
Article by George Norman
On 14 Jun 2011
The following article will show you why it may be a good idea to attempt to fix things yourself should something happen to your Mac, or at lest get someone you trust to fix it for your. Here’s the news: a 20-years-old computer technician got arrested for installing spyware-type software on laptops he was supposed to fix, software he would use to remotely activate the camera and take photos of the user – mostly women, when they did not have many clothes on.

The technician in question is one Trevor Harwell from California who worked as a Mac repairman for a company called Rezitech Ltd. For the most part he would repair Macs for people in Los Angeles and Orange County. When a woman would come in with a Mac that needed repairing, Trevor Harwell did more than just fix it for her. He also installed spyware-type software on the machine so that he could remotely snap pictures of the woman without her knowing, while she was in the privacy of her own home.

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The pics were taken when the women were undressed, changing clothes, or when they were in the shower. Speaking of showers, here is how Trevor Harwell managed to do that. He would send a system message to a woman’s Mac laptop, message that said “You should fix your internal sensor soon. If unsure what to do, try putting your laptop near hot steam for several minutes to clean the sensor.” The woman would put the laptop in the bathroom while taking a shower and that’s how Trevor Harwell managed to snap some pics of the woman taking a shower.

Many of the victims are students or former students of Biola University. Trevor Harwell himself is a former student of Biola University.

How did Trevor Harwell get caught you ask? A resident of Fullerton in Orange County got suspicious when he saw messages show up on this daughter’s computer, so he contacted the police. When the police arrested Harwell, they found hundreds of thousands of pictures on his computer.



Tags: Apple, Mac, Security
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