Is Your Data Being Properly Sanitized?
For many computer users, simply wiping their laptop’s memory appears to be a safe way to clear your personal information from the device. Unfortunately, although it appears to be gone, your personal data is still living inside of your computer, awaiting to be discovered. This info-graphic depicts the typical life of a tossed hard drive and the sensitive data left on drives after wiping.
Author Bio: Alexandria Reid is the creative marketing strategist intern at R3 Recycling, an electronics recycling company based out of San Marcos, TX. She is currently studying advertising at Texas State University.