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April 12, 2016
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A few years ago the BBC ran a story warning that the only way to stop fraudsters from stealing information from old computers is to completely destroy hard drives. The warning came after a study showed thousands (22,000) of ‘deleted’ or ‘reformatted’ files were recovered from old computers purchased online.
The fact is there are software programs designed to help thieves extract data even after it has been electronically erased from a hard drive.
At the same time, there are other concerns that make secure electronic media and hard drive destruction a critical aspect of device security.
These are hard drive security concerns everyone should be wary of:
It’s important to understand device security and know your e-media and hard drive disposal process, to avoid being left vulnerable to information theft – and costly data breaches.
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