The Importance of Backing Up Your Files! (AND How To Do It!)

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YOUR PRIVACY EXPOSED! Computer Forensics International uncovers secrets about recycled hard drives

Written by Stacey Kumagai

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Stacey Kumagai, Media Relations Phone: 818/506-8675; Email:

YOUR PRIVACY EXPOSED! Computer Forensics International uncovers secrets about recycled hard drives

Los Angeles, CA --- Privacy is essential in both personal and professional business. But recently, privately held computer evidence recovery firm, Computer Forensics International (CFI) President, Mark McLaughlin & staff discovered a nationwide pattern of privacy violations found on recycled hard drives randomly purchased from major metropolitan thrift stores and onrepparttar Internet.

Undeleted files were found containing personal previous owner/activities information including legal transcripts, credit card and social security numbers, address books, emails and financial information/investment records for a “who’s who” list of major executives, politicians and celebrities!

“Using EnCase,repparttar 107812 widely accepted forensic analysis software, our examiners foundrepparttar 107813 drives showed no evidencerepparttar 107814 previous owners deletedrepparttar 107815 sensitive data, making it easily retrievable,” says McLaughlin. Fortunately, these drives landed in CFI’s hands, instead of individuals with unlawful intent. To closerepparttar 107816 privacy loop, each hard drive was permanently destroyed.

“So much focus has been placed on Internet security, that properly recycling computers containing personal information has been overlooked. With increased personal identity theft, permanently deleting data should be a priority. When recycling used computers, management must insure hard drives are wiped clean. Merely reformatting a hard drive, does not permanently delete information,” explains McLaughlin.

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