Top tips on destroying data on your hard drives


Data thieves don't have to be programming wizards to get their hands on your personal information. They often find hard drives that contain financial and other sensitive data at flea markets, charity shops, the city dump and even on eBay. These tips will help you render an old drive's files unreadable.

Reformatting a drive or deleting its partition doesn't truly erase its files. Putting files into Windows' Recycle Bin makes them unreadable by the operating system, but they're still viewable for anyone using data-recovery software (or Windows itself if you don't empty the bin). That's why a dedicated drive-erasing tool is a must. Top tips on destroying data on your hard drives

Linked by shanmuga Thursday, 21st December 2006 10:45PM