Thursday, 22 March 2007

Old hard drives full of sensitive data

If you are donating your computer or giving away your old hard drive, just formatting the drive won't just erase everything. You could be giving away tons of personal data such as credit card numbers and emails. You must cleanse your hard drive thoroughly, which may cost more than the hard drive is worth, before selling it or giving it away. There are data dump programs available which can erase your drive. Some are free but others you may have you pay for. I hope this information is clear and helpful.

Resources:
http://news.com.com/2100-1040-980824.html
http://www.webopedia.com/DidYouKnow/Hardware_Software/2005/harddrive_format.asp

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