hard disk


An acoustic attack can blue screen your Windows computer

Security researchers have demonstrated how attackers could cause physical damage to hard drives, and cause PCs to crash, just by playing sounds through a computer’s speaker.

Read more in my article on the We Live Security blog.

11% of second hand hard drives contain personal information, study reveals

Britain’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has discovered that more than one in every ten second hand hard drives contains recoverable personal information of the original owner.

34% of resold hard drives contain personal data, study reveals

Researchers found that a disturbing number of hard drives sold on auction websites and at computer fairs contain sensitive information.

Identities of 5000 British prison workers at risk, after hard disk lost

Read more in my article at Naked Security.