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Data for Sale: 80% of Second Hand IT Equipment Dealers have it wrong

You’ve got rid of an old disk drive, computer or mobile phone and you thought all your problems related to your old device disappeared like magic. Well, unfortunately not. All this is not as simple as you expected.  Your data might become accessible to unscrupulous third parties and your moment of elation will probably disappear very quickly. We have investigated how the second hand device dealers deal with data management. …Read More

How to securely erase data from SSDs: 4 questions answered

What are the areas of an SSD where the data is stored? SSDs have four main areas where data is stored: System Area blocks (firmware, etc.) are generally stored in the first few blocks, but can be located anywhere.  No user data is stored in this area. Spare blocks can be stored anywhere.  Old copies of user data are stored here, until the garbage collection routine erases them during idle …Read More