Wiping data from hard drives

Thursday, June 1st, 2006

How often do I get to talk about this? Yahoo News has an article on a couple who, a year ago, took their PC to Best Buy to have the hard drive swapped. Best Buy assured them that the drive would be destroyed…. Recently they got a call from a guy in Chicago that had [...]

Top 10 things to do when throwing out a computer

Monday, May 8th, 2006

This is going to sound familiar to those that have been here before, but I’ve just had a once over of a batch of machines that are going to get thrown away tomorrow and felt compelled to make a list of the top ten things to do before you throw away, give away, pitch or [...]

Another entry on DBAN (boot disk to securely wipe a hard drive)

Sunday, December 4th, 2005

This kind of get’s glommed into hardware, software and security categories all…. I’ve mentioned DBAN a couple times already (Darik’s Boot and Nuke). I had a chance to sit down this afternoon to nuke a few disks I’ve collected over the last little while and thought I’d pass along some points on the DBAN for [...]

Getting rid of an old PC – wipe the hard drive!!

Sunday, November 13th, 2005

I’ve said it before and mentioned DBAN (Darik’s Boot and Nuke) as my favorite tool for this, but Sunbeltblog is mentioning this and it’s worth reminding you. When you replace a PC, you might keep the hard drive around for a short period to make sure you have all your data, but PLEASE plan on [...]

Data Security

Sunday, July 31st, 2005

One of the things that apparently is commonly overlooked in the area of computer security is what happens to the data on your hard drive when you get a new computer.    Send article as PDF   

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