Thursday, February 26, 2009

Deleting Files... Permanently!

In the past last year, there are so many news on politicians or movie stars semi-nude or nude pictures being circulated on the net. Why did they even take this pictures in the first place? For memories? *Weird* I can understand if they are taking for their boyfriend or girlfriend, because sometimes, love makes us oblivious to what's right and wrong. But on the hind side, try not to take pictures of yourself nude or semi-nude for them. You'd never know whether they'll betray you one day or not.

Just recently, there were two cases of politicians nude and semi-nude pictures of them circulating around in the internet. One, is Elizabeth Wong, MP for Bukit Gantang, and the other Dr. Chua.

Any photo or file you have deleted from your memory card, hard disk, can be recovered by a person who has the know how. Even the files have been emptied at the recycle bin can be recovered. Many people are not aware of this, but it's possible.

There are many file recovery programs out there readily available. And most of them actually works. You might not recover the full file, but a portion of it. But even a portion of it can sometimes be dangerous.

Why can recover programs recover the deleted files? Because if no other file is written on the same spot the file was written, the file still stays in disk sector. To best way to remove that file, is by installing a third party program in your system. This program is programmed to re-write junk data on the spot where the file you want it be deleted. And another way, is physically damaging the computer storage chip, so that it'll be unreadable.

Better be safe than sorry.

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