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Waaaay off topic, but lets say I wanted to reformat my hard drives to go back to just two drives (non-RAID), obviously deleting the partitions then formatting won't really erase data - so, what's the best way to clean format and prep the HDD for a clean/new Windows 7 install?!
You don't have to worry about what they're talking about to simply reuse the disk. Just do a regular format, and you're good to go.

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And... On topic - Sony should have done what MS did and gave the guy a shirt, then hired him for a small salary and find out their own security holes. Seems it would be much cheaper to me than legal counsel...
Agree. The best way to combat guys like GeoHot is to employ guys like GeoHot.

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Either way, it probably would not be in his best interest to do so considering it virtually amounts to an admission of guild. Well, that and I would imagine that any judge/jury would not look to highly on the defendant tampering with evidence prior to the trial.
It is absolutely NOT an admission of guilt. However, it is at best contempt of court, and more likely (as you note) tampering with evidence.

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oh BS, in no way would I EVER give my computer hardware to a company. They have no right, EVER, I don't care what this "government" says. They have no right to be taking personal property like that.
I always find nerd rage nonsense like this absolutely hilarious.

Yes they DO have the right when the follow legal procedure, and YES YOU WOULD turn it over. Or your butt would be in jail. Unless you're some backwater redneck militia nut stockpiling assault weapons, anyway. In that case, you'll just "suicide by cop" when they come for you, I suppose.
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Yay for putting the little man down because you're butthurt over a bunch of people getting one over on your whole team of developers, programmers, coders etc etc.
dude. its totally understandable that sony doesnt want people hacking their stuff. i dont see how that's being butthurt. they've made it this far without being hacked, they arent about to let it happen now. i mean, look at what happened to the PSP once it got hacked.
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Its funny how one moment this board is extremely liberal and the next they're extreme right-wined.

This fora has an identity crisis and I'm quite sick of it.
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Its funny how one moment this board is extremely liberal and the next they're extreme right-wined.

This fora has an identity crisis and I'm quite sick of it.
Because the forum is an entity?

Maybe you don't understand, the forum is made up of entities, all which have their own personal opinion. And you are saying we as a whole have an identity crisis?

To the above, I need some of whatever the hell he passed over those PC's to wipe them.
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If I reformated hd how can I recover the old data? I need some documents that I lost
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Jesus all done by an overacheiving 21 year old. Someone needs to give this dude a job perhaps ;p. If I were him I'd be wiping my HDDs with a magnet then hand over everything you got but only after a complete backup onto a cloud based system for anyone to access. Sony would definietely hate him for that.
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Unfortunately, this guy will have to completely destroy ALL of his internal hardware (Torch it!), but then they could get him with Obstruction of Justice and tampering with evidence, etc, etc!

Nevertheless, in Civil court, Sony doesn't need much evidence to prosecute, anything that points to him will be substantial in civil court, and I'm positive Sony has this now.

So, Sony is going to own this guy nine ways to Sunday, but what will Sony really win? (A show that they won't lie down and take it like a man?) lol

I'm just a little shocked that Sony would do this to the poor kid..

I suppose they don't value their reputation much, and it's not like they are going to stop ANYTHING by doing this, come on, even M$ gave up, lol!

Kudos for the Sony legal eagles, anything to suck on that corporate pay check, and that's what I call Corporate Whores!

I guess Sony didn't get the memo about fighting piracy..

Don't bother, you only stand to lose, more than that, they will only advertise the fact about the hack's existence, so they stand to lose even more! You can take the head off of a group, it will only grow back 10 fold! It's like fighting a hydra! Don't spur on the haters, you give them a martyr and this will only fuel their desire to win! Just in time for the Egyptian Revolution too...



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A single format & ovewrite IS NOT ENOUGH! It is quite possible recover A LOT of your data using recovery options which are proven to work!

This is why you are suppose to do a 6 pass 0s & 1s Department of Defense wipe on your hard drive, it's absolutely 100% unrecoverable! This of course takes a long time (hours).

Unformat & Undelete is nothing new, and if your unaware of it, you need to become more informed!

They don't need full files to get data, they can work with even 60% of a file to reconstruct it!

Then of course there is the Open the Drive & Use the blow torch method...
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Take out HDD, install fresh OS, put some random non-hack related files, send it over.
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This.

Also, 10 days to hand over his computer equipment? Does that include monitor, keyboard, mouse, etc? Wouldn't the hard drive(s) be enough? Sony probably wants all of it so they could take a deuce on it then high five each other.
No law wants right to seize anything they want anytime they want.
People protest wars so government starts looking other way and allowing huge blocks of neighborhoods to be overrun with drug dealers. They then let the drug dealers collect money from the drug users who go out and steal everything. Once the drug dealers have a big enough pile of cash they raid them and steal the cash. Rinse and repeat.
Laws have gone from protecting victims to fining for breaking rules that could possibly create a victim, interefereing with any activity that could possibly create losses, prethought crime, etc etc.

The problem is anything that does not have a vicitim is not a crime. Sony is not a person it has no personhood and can not be a victim. The people working in it can become victims but the corporate entity is not a victim.

http://noworldsystem.com/2010/05/24/...dsystem.com%29

Sony does not have a claim. They have no breach of contract. They do not have a SIGNED affadavit of him saying he won't hack their system or divulge information about their system. EULA's don't count. Nobody signs anything.
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