Secret Mac

From: Sridhar the POWERful <>
Date: Fri Apr 19 00:28:36 2002

On Fri, 19 Apr 2002, Chris wrote:

> The thing I and the guy who told me about it were laughing at is how
> useless their "destruction" methods really were.
> They are using an off the shelf secure delete program (Norton?) and then
> opening the top of the HD and hitting it with a mallet to damage the
> platters.
> So what does this mean... well, I am sure one of those data recovery
> companies could still extract the info from the drive if someone was
> willing to pay the fee (which I would assume a rival company that really
> wanted the info, and was willing to bribe the trash hauler would be able
> to afford).

IBM takes it's HDD's classified trade secret, "there's two other levels:
IBM confidential, and IBM internal use only for which they don't go to
these extremes) and dumps them through a crusher, then incinerates them.

Peace... Sridhar
Received on Fri Apr 19 2002 - 00:28:36 BST

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