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Re: plaintext passwords - my 0.02c

From: Steve Williams <stevewilliams_at_kromestudios.com>
Date: 2006-07-19 15:12:33 CEST

Gale, David wrote:
> Saulius Grazulis wrote:
>
>> And I have not yet see a CD
>> shredder in operation ;)).
>>
>
> I have--I used to work for a company that burned patient data to CDs to
> mail to physicians, and any CD that wasn't sent out (test burns, failed
> checksum, etc.) had to get shredded for HIPAA. It's pretty impressive
> watching a little machine rip a CD to shreds. :-) That said, I don't
> believe they used the shredder for old backups.
>
> -David
>

You can get two kinds: one that slices the disc into 5mm strips, or one
that punches thousands of holes across the disc. We use both kinds
here, plus putting a disc in a microwave oven for 5 seconds does just as
well. That even separates the layers on a DVD. Can't wait till we
start shredding Blu-Ray discs. :)

-- 
Sly
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