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Need to Erase Mac T2 Devices? Blancco Has You Covered.

Apple’s latest Mac mini, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air and iMac Pro all use the T2 chip with secure boot. Secure boot acts like an exclusive club’s sharply dressed but no-nonsense bouncer, disallowing access for even the most well-dressed nonmembers—in this case, the majority of drive erasure software. However, that doesn’t mean you have to give up removing confidential data from your Mac devices—even if you have tens, hundreds or thousands … Read More

What is NIST 800-88, and What Does “Media Sanitization” Really Mean?

NIST 800-88, published by the National Institute for Standards and Technology, is known for its media sanitization categories of Clear, Purge and Destroy. Its principles can apply to magnetic, flash-based, and other storage technologies. And, it can cover everything from mobile devices and USB drives to servers—or even technologies not yet developed. The latest update, NIST 800-88 Rev. 1, is one of the most widely used data sanitization standards requested … Read More

The Data that Remains: Testing Android Phones after Factory Resets

When it comes to mobile phones, the “circular economy” gives second-hand devices a longer life in the hands of users, reduces the need for purchasing brand-new phones, preserves resources and reduces the impact of digital waste on the environment. This often involves recycling materials and reusing components such as the microprocessor and memory storage in mobile devices. For example, if a smartphone has been damaged and doesn’t boot up anymore, … Read More

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