Friday, February 21, 2003

Slag your drives to thwart data recovery

A recent MIT study of 129 used hard drives indicated that people leave a treasure trove of data behind on their discarded computers.

This begs the question of how can you securely dispose of old hard drives? Well, the typical answers are to use a secure wiping program or degaussing, but these are not 100% effective.

Some people have come up with a foolproof method called Drive Slagging which involves melting down the platters and essentially creating aluminum ingots.

Not exactly do-it-yourself though :-)

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