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Windows 7: Disk wiping and data forensics: Separating myth from science

21 Mar 2016   #1
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Disk wiping and data forensics: Separating myth from science

Decommissioning systems for disposal or resale requires the secure deletion of data originally stored on the drives; however, the process of doing this is often based more in superstition than in science. These methods may have had some utility 20 years ago, but are not valid for newer drive formats.
Disk wiping and data forensics: Separating myth from science - TechRepublic

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21 Mar 2016   #2

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Many organizations mandate physical destruction of drives before disposal but this isn't because a disk wipe isn't secure enough. Physical destruction is quick and easy, requires no technical skill, and the results are easily verified with a quick visual inspection. A disk wipe can take hours and how do you verify the results?
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