How to Encrypt and Erase a Hard Drive

Posted on Tuesday, Aug 04 2009 @ 05:26 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
We discussed the importance of backing up the data stored on your computer's hard drive in a previous story. But what happens if your computer is lost or stolen? Notebooks are particularly vulnerable. A thoroughly executed back-up plan will alleviate data loss, but do you want strangers perusing the highly personal information you've stored on that machine? We didn't think so; that's why we put together this guide to keeping your electronic data secure.

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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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