Roy Schestowitz <email@example.com> wrote:
> Keep in mind that these servers came from the State Transit Authority of
> NSW, how is it possible and acceptable in this day of age that governmental
> servers be decommissioned and sold without wiping the contents of the
Dunno, but I bought a pallet load of Phaser 850 printers for £350 not
long ago. I used the broken ones to fix the ones that were less broken
and got myself a printer farm for a very low price. All the printers
came from a bank, many of them had hard disk drives. And since the
drives were rather large they had on them details of client accounts
going back for a couple of years.
One wonders how stupid the banks have to be to sell printers without
first wiping the HDDs.
"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little
temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."
-- Benjamin Franklin, 1759