Thursday, May 04, 2006

SCRUB That Hard-Drive Before Recycling!

Computerworld reminds us of The Importance of Security:

Anybody with five bucks and a little patience may be able to score sensitive corporate or customer data on eBay.

If your organization has engaged in the common practice of disk drive recycling -- selling unneeded disk drives directly or through a service -- company data might wind up for sale on eBay Inc.'s auction site, even if the drives have been wiped first.

Idaho Power Co. discovered that possibility last week as it scrambled to track down company disk drives that had been sold on eBay without having been scrubbed first


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