Friday, January 17, 2003

Discarded hard drives that have supposedly been erased still have all sorts of juicy information on them. According to the article, "Simson Garfinkel and Abhi Shelat, graduate students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, analysed 158 second hand hard drives bought over the internet between November 2000 and August 2002. They were able to recover over 6000 credit card numbers, as well as email messages and pornographic images."