Items tagged with Wipe

Data security is a top concern for many businesses. In addition to the need to control and secure data on computers and mobile PCs, companies also realize the importance of sensitive data that is stored on the hard disk drives within copier and printer systems. To help companies secure this data, Toshiba has developed Wipe technology for its Self-Encrypting Drives. With Wipe, sensitive user data can be securely erased when a system is powered-down or when a SED HDD is removed from the system. The feature can also be used prior to returning a leased system, disposing of a system, or repurposing... Read more...
Since it seems many government agencies can't keep their hands on their laptops, a U.K. company has come up with a potential solution.Sold as a hosted service, Virtuity's BackStopp server monitors a protected laptop using any medium available, including the Internet, or locally using Wi-Fi or GSM.If a laptop is reported stolen -- or even just moved from a designated space - the system can reach out and execute a file deletion routine that clears the laptop of all important data.For laptops stolen while switched off, the location system can use RFID tags to make a judgement about whether that movement... Read more...
It's a weekend, and a holiday weekend to boot, so the site might stay this way for some time. Someone apparently used SQL injection to wipe, and we do mean wipe, the RIAA's website clean of content.Apparently the RIAA is so busy suing consumers that they forgot to hire a decent programmer. With a simple SQL injection, all their propaganda has been successfully wiped from the site.It started out on the social news website Reddit, where a link to a really slow SQL query was posted. While the Reddit users were trying to kill the RIAA server, someone allegedly decided to up the ante and wipe the site’s... Read more...