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How Do I Get Into Cyber?

A wise man once said to me, “The Journey of 1000 bytes… begins with a single bit.”

Format hard drives securely by using the windows command line utilities cipher and format, cipher can be used to wipe empty disk space, but if you perform a format of the drive, then the entire drive will have empty disk space allowing for a secure delete by overwriting with zeros then ones followed by random numbers.

Step 1: Format the Drive

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Step 2: Open CMD

Press Windows+R to open “Run” box. 
Type "CMD"
Click OK

Step 3: Run Cipher

cipher /w:<driveletter>:\

Step 4: Run Format

format <driveletter>: /fs:NTFS /p:7




Alternatively if you would like to use a third party tool that is faster than built in windows tools, there are great third party tools like DisposeSecure from east-tec. DisposeSecure is designed to run from any bootable device like USB, CD, DVD or floppy and will offer you a great flexibility in the wiping process by making it independent from the operating system that was previously present on that system.

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