Just about everyone has replaced an old computer with a new one at some point in their past. What do you think happened to all of the personal, confidential information that was stored on that old computer’s hard drive?
Some of you are thinking “I know where you’re going with this, but I formatted the drive first”! Nice try… but formatting doesn’t really erase the information, and someone who knows what they’re doing can bring it all back within minutes. A few of my clients went the extra mile and removed the hard drive, and then smashed it with a hammer. Still no good – the platters can be removed and put into a working drive.
So yes… most people take an unbelievable risk when they get rid of their old computer. Your most sensitive information that you try so hard to protect is right out there just waiting for someone with a motive to steal it.
Fortunately there is an easy and free solution. It’s software called DiskWipe. It does permanent volume data destruction. With Disk Wipe you can erase all disk data and truly prevent recovery of any information stored on it. And no strings attached – it really is free.