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I can throw encrypted data in the trash; hackers wonít be able to access it.

In the trash, your encrypted hard drive is at much greater risk than when it was sitting in your locked home or office. Those who make a living off harvesting and exploiting sensitive information could potentially recover the decryption key and access the data. So, itís best to try full disk overwriting software or work with a tech company to securely wipe your device before disposing of it.

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