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Recycled hard drives in repaired PCs cause problems for consumers

Personal information has been discovered on recycled computer hard drives used in repaired PCs, prompting experts to advise that hard drives should never be reused in this way.

Phil Clayton approached vnunet.com after discovering pictures of someone else's children, along with web documents and emails, on a recycled hard drive which was installed in his machine when it was sent away to be repaired.

Clayton had sent his PC for USB port repairs, but discoverd his hard drive was also replaced by Mastercare, the aftersales repair and customer support company owned by the Dixons Group.

News source: vnunet.com

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