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How to securely dispose of a smartphone?

How to dispose of a smartphone (it's an iPhone 5) at home? I was reading through this SE site questions and found this one which hardly applies here. Besides, I'd want to do it so that: It's not ...
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What Certification(s) to look for in Hard Drive destruction?

Many vendors exist to pick up old (enterprise) Hardware for recycling and offer services including sanitization and destruction (shredding). The concern is that media could potentially still ...
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About SSD secure disposal for conforming to iso27001

To be compliant with ISO27001 secure disposal controls with a magnetic HDD we could degauss it before disposal. In SSD scenario, what is the best way for secure disposal which is compliant to ISO27001 ...
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Scrubbing data from a dead tablet

I have a broken android tablet (waterlogged) that is completely dead. I want to give it to a friend who wants to try to fix it, but I'm concerned with my data in the tablet. I don't have the tool nor ...
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How do I securely dispose of a removable USB storage device from within an office?

How can I safely and securely dispose of a USB device at my workplace using only basic tools and objects commonly found in an office? I am unable to remove the device from the premises. I cannot ...
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How to securely, physically destroy a hard drive at home?

Hard drive in question has sensitive unencrypted data but has failed and no longer responds so can't be wiped. I'd like to physically destroy the said hard drive (3-1/2" desktop, spinning platter ...
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Using a https Website will my ISP see to which IP i am connecting?

If i am visiting a https Website will my ISP see the IP i am connecting to, or is the destination IP adress somehow hidden because i am using ssl?
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Hardware-based full disk encryption without pre-boot authentication [closed]

I am looking for a possibility to sanitize large amounts of data on regular hard-drives and SSDs. Instead of overwriting the data several times (on regular hard-drives, which could take days and doesn'...
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Why are drives overwritten three times when being disposed of? [duplicate]

I am looking at the secure disposal of old flash drives, and one of the standards I have come across says that they should be overwritten three times. Why is one time not enough? I assume doing the ...
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Deniable discussions online [closed]

Consider this scenario: Alice is a typical corporate shark. She wants to get ahead in her organisation. Alice has a sensitive information security scenario, she needs expert consultation but she ...
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Do any web browsers create cached copies of local HTML files?

Suppose that we create a sensitive file as a HTML document, and then view that file with a web browser such as Firefox, or other. Is it possible that the file is treated as if it were a document ...
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Does a rewritten file on NTFS use the same blocks?

Suppose that we produce a sensitive document on a Windows 7 box, NTFS filesystem. As we write the document, it grows longer, and we keep saving it, which means that the editor overwrites it from the ...