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Security at its best

Postby dinowuff » Tue May 11, 2010 5:43 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=iC38D5am7go

Now everyone here, for the most part, is going to go "Duh no shit Shurlock". But why is this in the bar instead of security?

This video gets forwarded to me from my boss, he asks if this is why I didn't allow the copiers on the network.

Well they are on the network, but can only email out. All drivers and security needed to access the copiers from the network is disabled.

The biggest complainers of not wanting to walk to the copier - you got it H.R!

Oh and on most copiers I've thrown away, it is easier to remove the entire board holding the HDD. You just need to hit the thing with a hammer on all four corners and cut one or two ribbon cables. takes 2 - 5 minutes and you feel OH SO MUCH BETTER.

SO Possible tazzing topics:

How to destroy a copier's
How to hack a police station
How to send confidential info to rouge states over seas
My dog eats dog food.

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Re: Security at its best

Postby rapier57 » Wed May 12, 2010 5:55 pm

We've had standards and procedures for years on what to do with old copiers that had HDs in 'em. Shred the old HD. Usually, by the time the old copier is ready to put out to pasture, the HD is too small and old to be of any use. Shred it. Don't go to the time and expense of scrubbing the drive clean. Take it out, shred it.

Oh, yeah, we have this huge industrial shredder in the south of Seattle. Really cool to watch the old drives go down the belt and get turned into tiny pieces of trash. Some of it is recycle-able, BTW, and the outfit separates the materials for that.
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Re: Security at its best

Postby Morganlefay » Wed May 12, 2010 6:35 pm

Industrial shredder....I need one of those.

What industry would have one of those...as I have about 100 hard drives that require "shredding"

I was gonna take a sledge hammer to them....but would much prefer shredding them...less work :good:

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Re: Security at its best

Postby dinowuff » Wed May 12, 2010 6:42 pm

Well since I'm in manufacturing, we had a tool&die shop.

I just take my HDD's out there and have them cut in half.

It's good enough the platters are cracked and chipped so you could never put them back together.
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Re: Security at its best

Postby rapier57 » Wed May 12, 2010 9:33 pm

That would work, dino.

Here is the outfit I use. We have a state contract with them, so I just haul a pickup load of drives and stuff to them. they charge by the pound. Something similar may be in your area.

http://www.totalreclaim.com/
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Re: Security at its best

Postby Aspman » Fri May 14, 2010 8:55 am

We rent our MFD's. So I'm not allowed to go and smash up the drives when we're done.

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Re: Security at its best

Postby rapier57 » Fri May 14, 2010 4:27 pm

Our vendor is now providing options for drive disposal for our MFDs. And, it turns out, there is a scrubbing process in the MFD firmware that can be used during maintenance (at least in the Xerox ones) or when swapping out drives.

So, we have options. Check with your vendor. If they don't budge, find a new vendor.
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Re: Security at its best

Postby jaymill230 » Sun May 16, 2010 12:07 am

this IS NOT eco-friendly, but it is very efficient at destroying data;

crack the casing of the HD (with a hammer/pry bar) and dump it into a garbage can filled with half water and half drain-o. Poof, no more data
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Re: Security at its best

Postby dinowuff » Mon May 17, 2010 6:33 pm

jaymill230 wrote:this IS NOT eco-friendly, but it is very efficient at destroying data;

crack the casing of the HD (with a hammer/pry bar) and dump it into a garbage can filled with half water and half drain-o. Poof, no more data


Dude, that's how you get rid of the BODY, not the Hard Drive! :roll:
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