Sellers on e-Bay, Beware, Part 2
As written previously on this blog, an article was found exposing a very real danger when it comes to selling or asset recovery with improper security precautions.
http://www.itbusiness.ca/it/client/en/Home/News.asp?id=51995&PageMem=1 is the link to an article called, “Hard drives bought on e-Bay contain sensitive personal, corporate data. “The article was posted to the web by Lucas Mearian and Sharon Fisher on February 11th 2009.
The article disucsses a study that found on 100 e-Bay purchased computers, sensitive information could be retreived on 40. Thats a huge percentage when it comes to security!
Information found on these drives includes: Personal/confidential/financial/corporate documents, E-mails, Photos and pictures, DNS server information, and much more.
Some leaks include customer lists (including SIN and Credit card information), A resturaunt’s “secret” recipe, Discarded travel plans, and this was just a small study.
The problem came from improper disposal of Hardware. This is where Vernon Technology Solutions has you covered.
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Vernon Technology Solutions is ISO Certified, NAID Members and Comptia Trust Mark Certified makes VTS the partner for sale/disposal of surplus corporate computers.
When it comes to information security, deleting almost everything isn’t enough. You had better be 100% sure that your information is irretrievable. Vernon Technology solutions can help you with that.
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