Fact vs. Fiction Archive

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

Fact:
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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