Reply to post: Re: a national newspaper, which recorded the data

Remember that lost memory stick from Heathrow Airport? The terrorist's wet dream? So does the ICO

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Re: a national newspaper, which recorded the data

If you're willing to believe it may have some way of compromising the machine, or at least the USB interface, then maybe it's use once and dispose of all hardware (or at least, replace all EEPROM and BIOS as well as wipe disc)?

Actually, when I said "sanitise", I was thinking of ensuring that it doesn't have any classified material still on it. But the possibility of malware is, of course, a real problem - probably more of a risk than, say, having some confidential information in a disk sector that had been part of the page file.

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