Windows XP End Of Support-Privacy Protection Best Practices If You Stick With The OS

Windows XP end of support-Privacy protection best practices if you stick with the OS

April 8, 2014 marked the day when Microsoft ended its support–after 13 years– for one of its most successful OS ever, Windows XP. Since you are likely to be one of the millions of users this move has left guessing whether it is the beginning of the end when it comes to privacy security, in this article we would like to address the most important privacy concerns surrounding the issue. But before doing so, we would like to issue an official statement for our customers using Windows XP.

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Giving Away Copies Of Secrets When Using Copy Machines

Giving away copies of secrets when using copy machines

What is the common risk in having your documents photocopied or scanned at your local copy center, having your medical records faxed to you, and passing on or disposing of digital copy machines you own and use in your office?  Read on to find out how copiers can be a source of trouble both for owners and copy center customers.

It might come as a surprise, but most digital copy machines have powerful hard drives, just like computers do. Hard drives help them work faster by enabling multi-tasking or job queuing. But hard drives also store digital image copies of everything these multifunctional devices copy, print, scan, or email. And just like it is risky to leave sensitive information on computer hard drives unerased, it is a serious privacy hazard to do the same when it comes to copy machines.

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Donate Computers And Qualify For Tax Deduction

Donate Computers And Qualify For Tax Deduction

Just scored 2 out of 10 in the tidiest office contest? Perhaps your recent birthday present was the latest ultrabook, so no idea what to do with your old laptop now? Came across an article on the negative environmental impact of growing e-waste? Whichever the reason may be, there’s a great opportunity now to donate your old or unwanted machine and even qualify for tax deduction.

Sounds like a plan? Here are some facts to inspire you to donate computers instead of just tossing them in the trash.

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Go Green And Donate Your Old Computer, But Not Your Data

Go Green And Donate Your Old Computer

When the time comes to upgrade your old PC, do not trash it. If it is still in good shape, you can donate it straight away to non-profits, educational institutions, or may even drop it at your local library. If it needs some repair, you can get it refurbished, and then pass it on.

The point is, by not sending your PC to the landfills, you do a lot to save the environment. If we all went that extra mile, e-waste would much less be a subject of concern.

Donate your computer, but not your data

Before donating your PC, do make sure you do not leave unerased data on it! Wipe your entire hard drive, using a security solution such as east-tec DisposeSecure. Even the most advanced forensic experts will not be able to recover your data wiped with our software product.

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