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Re: plaintext passwords - my 0.02c

From: Nico Kadel-Garcia <nkadel_at_comcast.net>
Date: 2006-07-19 17:17:28 CEST

----- Original Message -----
From: "Steve Williams" <stevewilliams@kromestudios.com>
To: "Gale, David" <David.Gale@Hypertherm.com>
Cc: "Saulius Grazulis" <grazulis@akl.lt>; <users@subversion.tigris.org>
Sent: Wednesday, July 19, 2006 9:12 AM
Subject: Re: plaintext passwords - my 0.02c

> 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. :)

For practical purposes, breaking it in half is enough. If you want to ensure
it against data recover from an expensive commercial or governmental
recovery outfit, yeah, you really need to shred it.

There's also microwaving, which is not generally recommended but is
described at:
    http://hamjudo.com/notes/cdrom.html

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