Thanks for the link.
Always wanting to read both side of an issue.
Not only do you need to read both sides, but you also need to give weight to the writer of whatever you are reading, and the year it was written, as well as the research on which it is based.
Look to properly published facts and not internet BS with no references to back up the story.
Since I do not have a bank account, credit card, etc I cannot purchase anything online. (Been debt free for 6 years now!)
I don't trust the government. They keep too much secret from the public.
I will still err on the side of caution though. I won't take any chances that I don't have to, just in case...
All it takes is one of their claims to be true and problems could arise.
You can read the first two pages for free, which give a synopsis of the result. If you need the details of the tests etc then a purchase is necessary.
By all means err on the side of caution .... that is always advisable where your data etc is concerned.
That does not mean believing all the BS that the internet throws up ..... most often by people who have little knowledge of what they write about.
Also, I was not aware that the government of any country had claimed to be able to recover data from a wiped HDD.
Do you have a reference to such a claim, or is this also in the realm of unsubstantiated internet claims?
Have you seen this article?
Nothing new or interesting with that - did you notice it was dated 2009?
Anyone with physical access to a computer can do as they wish with it.
Anybody wishing to use this kind of exploit in the wild would need to already have low-level access to the machine in order to make such a change.
Being careful and erring on the side of caution does not mean being foolishly paranoid