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To: BuffaloJack

Actually, you need a program that “wipes” the drive completely clear to prevent people from snooping on the drive. I believe there are programs out there that allow you to rewrite every sector with a single type of data (government rules require you do re-write every sector three times).


32 posted on 03/21/2008 8:08:01 PM PDT by RayChuang88
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To: RayChuang88
Actually, you need a program that “wipes” the drive completely clear to prevent people from snooping on the drive. I believe there are programs out there that allow you to rewrite every sector with a single type of data (government rules require you do re-write every sector three times).

Umm, data can be recovered after as many as thirty-five such rewrites.

In addition to the 16 pound sledge, I recommend a 50 gallon drum, a few gallons of diesel oil, a blow torch, and raking the resulting ashes through a gravel parking lot.

Of course, your actual mileage may vary.

From a National Security standpoint, I would prefer that the White House NOT have a state of the art email archive, backup, and retrieval system. That would be one h*ll of a target for our cyber enemies to exploit.

57 posted on 03/21/2008 11:02:17 PM PDT by Natty Bumppo@frontier.net ("The facts of life are conservative!" Margaret Thatcher)
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