So, sold a old powerbook on ebay a few days ago.
Started getting today email messages from an ebay user who registered the day before the auction closed, and who did not win, asking me this morning for the system password for the powerbook I sold them. Interesting thought I, and informed ebay.
This evening I have 2 more messages, the last one asking for the tiger disks they claim were not in the box, the earlier one asking the below:
"Hi, there are a few questions I have about the power book I bought. Has it been refurbished? I have set up the computer and it has asked for a password. We've guessed the password but now we can't seem to connect to our Internet. This is because we need a keychain password and it won't accept ours. It needs the old one to be able to change it ie: your keychain password. Please could u advise us or do I have this password? Urgent as we have already paid u. Thanks"
So clearly, from a detached point of view this is all rather amusing, i have informed ebay at each step and ignored all their questions.
From a slightly more hysterical point of view: are they likely to have got any more info from me? i am rather carefull with passwords, a 4 level system, no names etc, but can they have extracted anymore info from anywhere else?
The questions are not blind, they are targetted, someone having a laugh I guess and maybe tries this on many computer sellers, but still a little concerning?
Now, hold on, I have someone from India asking for my passwords and to connect to my machine so they can help me fix a windows problem...