The Register: Ever used VFEmail? No? Well, chances are you never will now: Hackers wipe servers, backups in ‘catastrophic’ attack. “A hacker wiped every server and backup of VFEmail this week in a ‘catastrophic’ attack, according to the webmail service. VFEmail admins detailed the network intrusion on Monday in a grim red-letter update on the site’s front page. The service’s founder Rick Romero also said it’s likely the webmail outfit is toast as a result of the ransacking.”
MakeUseOf: How to Completely Wipe a Hard Drive. “There is data on your hard drive that you want to get rid of. Perhaps the computer is about to be sold or donated to charity; maybe you just want to ensure the data on the drive is totally erased before you use it yourself. Whatever the case, you can delete the drive in Windows using native or third-party tools.” DBAN is great if you can’t use the sledgehammer method.