Say that you want to upgrade to a newer computer or change to another computer or even have one laying around and you no longer want anymore. Today you need to protect yourself by destroying any personal information. I can do just that. I use a program that is used by the Department of Defense to destroy sensitive data, And when it's gone it's really gone!
Over the past few years I have picked up dozens of used computers and what I have found on them would make you shudder. I can't stress how important it is to delete ALL your old data on those items you plan to get rid of. The first thing I do when I get home with a used computer is hook it up to see if it works and what problems it may have. Then I start looking around and I have found bank accounts, phone numbers,frequently visited web sites,address books,charge accounts, on line bill pay programs and yes even some girlie selfies and the list goes on.