Pull out the pin and stand back

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Pull out the pin and stand back

It must be that time of year again. The evenings are getting lighter, the birds are singing and yet again a survey has found that many computer users are blissfully unaware of the need to securely erase data.

This time it was the University of Glamorgan, who purchased a selection of second hand computers via the internet and then examined them to see what was left. Many of the machines included sensitive data, and in several cases enough information was left over to allow a successful attack on the ...

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