General Chat Thread, How safe is your digital data? in General; Very good programme from "Bang goes the theory" that's worth watching on iPlayer if you haven't seen it already.
26th March 2012, 08:06 PM #1
How safe is your digital data?
Very good programme from "Bang goes the theory" that's worth watching on iPlayer if you haven't seen it already.
I shall be encouraging family, friends and colleagues to watch it!
BBC One - Bang Goes the Theory, Series 6, How Safe Is Your Digital Data?
Liz finds out how safe digital storage formats such as DVDs and memory sticks are, and whether the Cloud answers all our problems. Dallas and Jem see what it takes to properly wipe your computer memory, and Maggie Philbin revisits phone security after nearly 30 years, investigating how hackers can access your smartphone.
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26th March 2012, 08:21 PM #2
Can't say their link to data destruction devices/products is particularly useful to the man at home though.
26th March 2012, 08:30 PM #3
I agree. But the programme was a pretty good explanation of the risks for the man at home
Originally Posted by plexer
27th March 2012, 08:12 AM #4
1. They had the demo setup with the train , trunk and padlock & key but don't recall them going through how to safely send something on the train without it being intercepted
2. how safe data centres are to store data ?
otherwise it was good
27th March 2012, 08:53 AM #5
You have to go to the website to see the answer.
27th March 2012, 07:54 PM #6
27th March 2012, 07:59 PM #7
Because it's a TV show, and they're scaremongering.
Originally Posted by Arthur
A linux live disk is all I need to wipe HDDs to MoD standards.
27th March 2012, 08:08 PM #8
I agree a sledgehammer can be perfectly effective if applied directly to the drive... an electric drill is better... or a bored teenager with a set of security screwdriver heads!
I think it makes the points needed to those who are not technical though.
27th March 2012, 08:43 PM #9
Best way to destroy a drive is DBAN + either fire or destruction of platters (if glass, shatter them, if metal, burn).
Hitting the case of a PC with a sledgehammer is gonna do nothing, as is driving over a PC in anything - even a tank is unlikely to damage the drive inside, as the case is pretty tough on a hard drive.
27th March 2012, 11:20 PM #10
Was the reason for not mentioning DBAN, TrueCrypt etc. due to the BBC not wanting to be held accountable for when a viewer unwittingly destroys his/her data either by losing the decryption password/key or erasing the wrong HDD?
28th March 2012, 08:52 AM #11
I Watched that.... The Data Center was good with all the Cisco Kit!
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