I have been asked to leave my company laptop with a password(which I will change and share) to access it.
The reasons for this have been explained to me and are invalid, alas.
I am going to assume this is legal in the UK. If not tell me and i'll wipe it immediately. But this question isn't about the legality of the situation.
I am a developer, therefore I have lots of accounts(github etc) logged in from various different sources.
I just want to check if there is anything else I should remove before handing it over.
I use a mac so there are a few mac specific things.
- Reset all browsers saved passwords. Chrome, Firefox and Safari
- Clear all history of these browsers
- Remove everything from Keychain.
- Cleared bash history.
- Revoked access on a few apps that use oauth with this machine. Is there something I can do to remove all of them?
- Downloads folder + any other items(a p60 from the job previous to this one was in one of the folders).
- Any and all programs that are no longer required.
- Any emails.
- I searched for some colleagues names and it brought up other files hidden away in caches.
Is there anything I am missing?
I would like to add this was communicated to me about 4 hours ago. I have been working on this since then. Its now 7:30 in the UK on my last day in the office.
@AndréBorie The question wasn't really about the legality of the situation. That was more a stab in the dark. I have updated the question to reflect this. Deleting my user account would also delete all the stuff I have worked on. My reasons for wanting to fully wipe it are two fold.
The last time I left a machine in this state they expected it was used maliciously, including posts on stackoverflow.
A person this machine is being handed to has in the past also done similar things in point 1, bearing in mind he was the CTO. This included watching my password, allowing remote access then playing sounds through the terminal.