RE: What about OLD computers??

Subject: RE: What about OLD computers??
From: "Dan Goldstein" <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 2 Dec 2008 09:07:31 -0500

Melting the drive into slag could be even more fun than using a power
drill! Do you need a kiln for that?

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dossy Shiobara
> Sent: Tuesday, December 02, 2008 7:48 AM
> Subject: Re: What about OLD computers??
> Also, for those who advise people "just drill some holes"
> through the platter - with the increase in drive density,
> even a 1 sq. cm section of platter can contain many megabytes
> of data - enough to store an entire
> (defragmented) sensitive document.
> For truly sensitive data, melting it into slag is the only
> known secure way of destroying magnetic data.
> This isn't merely theoretical speculation or scare tactics:
> people have demonstrated reasonable recovery procedures already.

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