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Month: May 2016

Securely wipe out data from a hard drive

Securely wipe out data from a hard drive

It is important to understand that deleting a file from a hard drive does not delete the data but only its reference on the disk. To make sure that the data associated with a file cannot be recovered, one needs to write random data in place of the old file. This is the same with hard drives. Moreover, formating a hard drive does not mean that the data that used to be on the disk cannot be recovered. To make…

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