Most people would just toss the old hard drive into the garbage bin or drop it off at a recycling center. These hard drives may contain your personal information, If you read it on the news, 2nd hand hard drive can be purchased from ebay. There are professional data recovery software that can retrieve all your data, even you think you have erased everything. Once they recover the data, identity theft get the cache, cookies, saved credentials, credit cards, name or address. All those information can be used against you. If they sell it on the dark web, it can ruin your life.
I will show you how to couple of ways using the tools you have (serious DIY people may have them) and you can avoid being another victim of identity theft.
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Could you perhaps make similar video on smartphones? I want to get rid off one, but I don’t want anyone to get their hands on data there. I found this article saying smashing won’t help with phones: