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Want to make sure your deleted files stay deleted?

Just because you tossed a bunch of sensitive files into your Mac’s trash bin doesn’t mean they’re gone forever. Luckily, Mac OS X boasts a “secure erase” feature that’ll do a pretty thorough job of wiping sensitive files off your hard drive.Read More