Drive Scrubber Can Be a Solution

Hard disk dissection
Hard disk dissection (Photo credit: Roberto F.)

Recently the proliferation of sex scandals is rampant.  I am amused that it has become word of mouth that they were generated because their PCs were sent to shops to be repaired and someone must have gotten hand on the file.  They probably need a program to erase hard drive before sending them to these PC doctors.  Just to be sure, you know, so that the files will not be stolen and let others feast on it (especially that of a sex video file).

Drive scrubbers are advertised as programs that can permanently erase files, pictures, passwords and more.  While in the news a computer expert was heard saying there will always be a way and it is not true that these data will be permanently wiped and the hard drive will be restored to its near-new condition, PC owners must be very discreet when it comes to personal files such as sex videos.  These files will require utmost precaution not to let others have them, unless the purpose is really not to keep them out of others’ sight.

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Erasing the Hard Drive?

Yep.   I can understand why one of the bosses was anxious about reformatting the laptop to me before handing it over.  There is risk of giving away sensitive data if you are handing over or selling your PC or laptop.  The boss probably does not know how to erase hard drive, just like me, and that is possible not leaving a trace of those sensitive data that can be read and recovered still.

I do not know that either.  What I and the others know is if you reformat a PC unit, you erase everything.  Well, I was ignorant, that I have to accept.   It is interesting to learn though that there is a tool that could do drive-wiping.  How I wish I had learned of this earlier. 🙂

No Traces with a Drive Scrubber

English: Diagram of a computer hard disk drive
English: Diagram of a computer hard disk drive (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The other day Papsie and I watched Safe and the story revolved around a talented and intelligent girl that can memorize numbers and is very good at mathematical equations.  The leader of the Triad mentioned something like he would like the girl to remember a set of numbers because computers leave traces.  I instantly wanted to be in the movie and tell the old man that he can have a clean hard drive with a drive scrubber.  If he wants all the data in it can be erased that it can never be recovered, it can be done.

I do not know if the leader of that criminal gang will believe me knowing that these types of hoodlums do not usually trust easily (that is how they are portrayed and I think there is truth in it).  However, the writer/researcher failed in this aspect. Or the idea that wants to be conveyed is that crooks do not have time to learn but kill and do bad?  But at this point in time and age, technological knowledge is not new even, I bet, even among rogues and bandits.   They missed this point.

To summarize, we enjoyed the movie anyway.  Action-packed movies is what Papsie digs like that one where Liam Neeson starred.

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