Data Destruction myths
There’re many myths about data destruction, some of them are really true, some, on the other hand, are not quite real. We’ve listed little of them down below, which are often quoted in different types of blogs, please read on.
1 My data is not that important.
When dealing with data security, you might thing data on your hard drive is not that important, even it was stolen, it won’t bother you.
No. That’s not true.
Just open your browser, type anything in google, go into any website, yes, you’ll see there’re ads, do you think the ads are all the same for everyone stepped in?
No, they’re targeted adds, everyone has a different display of ads, according to your search history, and your habit. Although the keywords you’re using maybe not that important, they may be a trace of your privacy. So, we would like to say that: All data is important.
2 Delete and format will be enough.
No. Not at all.
Delete a file, for example, is just to delete the file reference instead of the file content; Delete a partition, or a drive, is just to delete the file system, which may be NTFS, FAT32, or exFat, not the entire drive; Format, delete the old file system and create a new file system, still the contents are remain the same as before. So giving any recovery program will get data back.
Therefore, if you’re about to make a disk clean, not just delete or format it, erase it instead.
3 Data Destruction is expensive.
Sort of, but not true in here.
Some companies provide data destruction services, physically or digitally or both, they use expensive machines to do such operation and this kind of service is or maybe expensive.
ByebyeData Eraser, however, provides free solution of cleaning data. In the free edition of this data destruction plan, you’re able to erase files, folders, drives, and even the entire disk. For more advanced feature, you just pad the fee of a lunch. So data destruction with ByebyeData Eraser is not expensive.
4 I can do it on my own.
Yes, that’s right.
You can do it on your own with ByebyeData Eraser Free edition, which is graphically designed, easy to use, and have many national and government erasing standards, like the DoD wiping methods.
With this software, overwriting data is not any experts’ skills but a simple click and Run.