Wednesday April 25, 2012

1 in 10 Used Hard Drives Contain Personal Information

According to this article, eleven percent of the hard drives used in this study were owned by people that have never read the [H]. The rest of you know how we erase hard drives. big grin

A total of 200 hard drives bought from Internet auction sites and trade fairs were examined, and the results are quite shocking. 11 percent were found to contain personal information belonging to the previous owner, while another 37 percent had what is described as "non-personal" information. Only 38 percent of the drives had been properly wiped, while a further 14 percent were damaged and unreadable.