<a href="http://rhodrimarsden.independentminds.livejournal.com/6995.html">Rhodri Marsden: Must I attack my hard drive with a hammer?</a>

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The BBC posted a report yesterday on a study by Which? Computing magazine, with an eye-catching headline suggesting that the only way to be certain your old hard disk won't be trawled through by criminals and fraudsters is to smash it to pieces with a hammer. Or incinerate it. Having not seen the Which? study itself, I'm not sure that this was their final conclusion, or just a convenient extrapolation by the BBC to get people arguing about various high-security methods of deleting data. And hammers.