Directive 5220-22.M

A friend of mine is getting rid of his old computer. Just to make sure the next owner doesn’t have access to sensitive files, I ran a Department of Defense directive 5220-22.M compliant hard drive wipe on his system.

It didn’t take long to find a utility, but in case anyone else ever needs to wipe their data completely from a system before donating, selling, or trashing… check out Darik’s Boot and Nuke. It is open source, free, and I can verify that it works well.

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