1.1.1 Advanced Data Recovery Systems
Advances in data recovery have been made such that in many cases data can be reclaimed from hard drives that have been wiped and disassembled.
Security agencies use advanced applications to find cybercrime-related evidence. There also are established industrial spy agencies adopting sophisticated channel coding techniques such as Partial Response Maximum Likelihood (PRML), a technique used to reconstruct the data on magnetic disks.
Other methods include the use of magnetic force microscopy and recovery of data based on patterns in erase bands.
Although there are very sophisticated data recovery systems available at a high price, data can easily be restored with the help of an off-the-shelf data recovery utility like Active@ File Recovery, making your erased confidential data quite accessible.
Using our powerful and compact Active@ KillDisk utility, all data on your hard drive or removable USB / floppy drive can be destroyed without the possibility of future recovery.
After using Active@ KillDisk, disposal, recycling, selling or donating your storage device can be done with peace of mind.
1.1.2 International Standards in Data Removal
Active@ KillDisk conforms to more than twenty international standards for clearing and sanitizing data (US DoD 5220.22-M, Gutmann and others). You can be sure that sensitive information is destroyed forever once you erase a disk with Active@ KillDisk.
Active@ KillDisk is a quality security application that destroys data permanently on any computer that can be started using a bootable CD/DVD-ROM or USB Flash Disk. Access to the drive's data is made on the physical level via the BIOS (Basic Input-Output Subsystem), bypassing the operating system’s logical drive structure organization. Regardless of the operating system, file systems, or type of machine, this utility can destroy all data on all storage devices. It does not matter which operating systems or file systems are located on the machine.