News Tech company brags about wiping Hillary's hard drive- what's on yours?

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  1. MilkyDischarge

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    what do you want wiped from your hard drive?
    Tech firm brags about blocking FBI from recovering Clinton emails
    A technology company that provided the program Hillary Clinton's team used to scrub her private server of emails bragged on its website Thursday that it had prevented the FBI from accessing deleted records.

    BleachBit, the publicly-available application that was used to deleted some of Clinton's emails ahead of an FBI investigation, said it had not yet been served a subpoena over its involvement in the destruction of potentially classified records.

    A headline on the company's website read: "BleachBit stifles investigation of Hillary Clinton."

    Rep. Trey Gowdy brought the involvement of the program to light Thursday when he told Fox News that Clinton's emails were so fully deleted that "even God can't read them."

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    "Perhaps Clinton's team used an open source application [like BleachBit] because, unlike proprietary applications, it can be audited, like for backdoors," BleachBit noted in a post on its site.

    "As of the time of writing BleachBit has not been served a warrant or subpoena in relation to the investigation," the company wrote. "BleachBit is free of charge to use in any environment whether it is personal, commercial, educational or governmental, and the cleaning process is not reversible."
     
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    There is only one way to be sure a drive is wiped. They can still recover stuff with microscopy .

     
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    The only way to securely wipe a drive is to physically destroy it.
     
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    No, there are advanced tools you can use. However, unless you are up to something Ccleaner is fine to clean up and open some drive space.
     
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    Lots of people use ccleaner on windows. Bleachbit is for Linux comes already installed. You can get it for windows but it was first made for Linux. In other words people are basically foaming at the mouth for her running ccleaner or her tech guy. People make it sound like they used a shredder like in the video. I get that it was wrong but people are going nuts over this :jj:
     
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    Mainly for people who sell their laptops or pcs and later have all their private shit hacked because formatting or using a cleaner gave them a warm fuzzy.
     
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    I learned that in pc maintenance 1 when i went back to school get those certs. :grad:
     
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    Gotcha, yes i highly recommend that you wipe a drive thoroughly for resale. People on eBay sell their drives with all their data on them then wonder why their identities get stolen. If you are selling a computer i highly recommend this. However, be aware you have to reinstall the OS. DO NOT blame me if you brick your machine. For advance users only!
    only costs 9 bucks
    https://partedmagic.com/secure-erase/
     
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    Right, formatting does nothing, all your data can still be recovered.
     
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    Doesn't reinstalling the OS wipe clean the old data?
     
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    Nope.
     
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    So what is the proper way to junk an old computer? Pull out the drive and take a hammer to it?
     
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    Nerds!!!
     
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    throwing it in the trash? Yes destroying the hard drive will do. Resell is another story
     
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    If it weren't for these tech companies intervening, Grandma Hillary would have just dragged and dropped all of her shit to the recycle bin and figured that was good enough.
     
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    Dawg where did or how did you learn so much bout computers n such?