[SATLUG] OT: Prep for safe equipment disposal

Howard Haradon hharadon at gmail.com
Tue Oct 27 16:20:13 CDT 2015

On Mon, Oct 26, 2015 at 9:13 PM, Alan Lesmerises <alesmerises at satx.rr.com>

> My wife & I were discussing the inevitable -- the eventuality of one of us
> passing -- and a subject came up that I didn't have a good answer for.
> I have more than a couple of computers, external hard drives, flash
> drives, etc., and at least some of them will have some sensitive
> information on them.  My wife is totally not computer literate so she
> wouldn't know how to securely wipe all the data off of them, and I didn't
> find any Yellow Pages listings that would seem to cover a service like
> that, other than the generic PC repair shops and I wouldn't know if they
> would trustworthy enough for that type of thing.
> What would be your suggestions for looking for a service like that?
> Al Lesmerises

It looks like srm woud do the trick as it claims to work
on magnetic and solid-state media.  Take a look at the man
page and decide what level of wiping you need.  You could
give step-by-step directions to your wife or another trusted person.

Howard Haradon
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