Thursday, January 8, 2009

Hard drive destruction 'crucial'

The only way to stop fraudsters stealing information from old computer hard drives is by destroying them completely, a study has found.

Computing magazine Which? recovered 22,000 "deleted" files from eight computers purchased on eBay.Criminals source old computers from internet auction sites or in rubbish tips, to find users' valuable details.Freely available software can be used to recover files that users think they have permanently deleted. 

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