Tuesday, June 26, 2012

How To Securely Erase A Jump Drive or Flash Drive

Many people carry around USB Flash Drives these days. Keeping your information secure on these devices is very important. When you erase the files and documents from your Jump Drive you are not securely deleting them. In order to securely delete something off of your flash drive you need to use Disk Utility to wipe the device. 

Disk Utility has built in security options that allow you to wipe a Flash Drive clean. There are multiple options including Single Pass, 3 Pass, and 7 Pass. The Department of Defense or DOD uses the 7 Pass wiping method to erase data off of their computers. Watch the video above for the full tutorial on how to Securely Erase your Jump Drive.