Beware of data dumpster divers

Monday, 9 July 2007, 12:00 AM EST

Trashing an old PC with sensitive data on the hard drive can be almost as bad as leaving it out on the sidewalk in terms of data security. Even e-recycling programs sometimes don't take proper precautions to ensure the computer leaves its original owner with no private information intact. The best recyclers will erase a PC's hard drive or, better yet, crush it before it moves on to its next destination.

At TechNewsWorld.

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