How to delete files for good

How to delete files for good

By Jeandre de Beer / Kim Komando

You don’t leave credit delete 2card and bill statements lying around where anyone can get to them. So why would you leave your digital data out for anyone to find?

It may be time to get rid of that old computer, or maybe it’s just time to free up some hard drive space. Whatever the reason, that data has got to go.

 

So now you’ve deleted your sensitive and classified financial information. No hackers could possibly steal your personal data, right?

 

Wrong! You might think your files are deleted, but really they’re only hidden.

New data will eventually replace it, but until then hackers could still read it. And even after that, magnetic field patterns could still be read from the disk surface.

If you want to get serious about your personal security, you need to erase sensitive data for good.

 

If you want to permanently delete data – you need to do more than just deleting the file and emptying your recycle bin. 

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How do I protect my eyes when using my computer?

How do I protect my eyes when using my computer?

By Jeandre de Beer

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When using our computers for an extended period of time – our eyes can become sensitive and irritated.

 

 

 

What can you do to minimize these negative effects?

 

1. Clean your monitor on a regular basis.

Monitors can become dirty from dust and finger prints. Make sure the monitor is clean to reduce strain on your eyes – especially when reading text.

 

2. What is the ideal distance between your monitor and your eyes?

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Should I remove my laptop battery when plugged in to lengthen its life span?

Should I remove my laptop battery when plugged in to lengthen its life span?

By Jeandre de Beer

batteryMany users have their laptops plugged into the power outlet when working at the office.

Can you improve your battery life if you remove the battery when you are connected to the power outlet?

 

 

It’s one of those questions that have no right or wrong answer. For every answer out there, there are arguments for and against it.

I remove my laptop’s battery when I am connected to the power outlet and I only insert it when I am travelling.

It’s always better for batteries to discharge to about 20% before recharging them.

 

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What can you do with your old Computer?

What can you do with your old Computer?

By Jeandre de Beer

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IT equipment has a limited life, but that does not mean that it can’t still be used by someone else.

So what can be done with your IT assets once it has reached the end of its life for your organization?

 

 

 

Here are a few ideas:

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