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  • How to Remove a Hard Drive from a Computer:

    Posted on February 14th, 2014 admin No comments

    This video will show you how to remove a hard drive from a computer. MicroShred offers on-site hard drive destruction, but the hard drives must first be removed from its casing.

  • Experts in on-site document destruction:

    Posted on January 17th, 2014 admin No comments

    Call us for your free quote! (866) GO-SHRED or (305) 999-9234

  • Keep Your Business Information Private

    Posted on October 3rd, 2013 admin No comments

    It is important to protect your business from identity theft and fraud. MicroShred’s mobile shredding trucks will travel to any location in southern Florida and destroy confidential documents ranging from financial and legal records to computer hard drives.

    secure paper shreddingCompanies tend to have a greater need for shredding services. There is more of a chance for businesses to be affected by identity theft or fraud because of the significant number of confidential documents. Identity theft sets the government, American citizens, and businesses back by billions of dollars each year. From 2005 to 2010, 64.1% of these instances involved credit card fraud, the fastest growing type of identity theft.

    The best option is to hire an experienced and professional company like MicroShred, the top paper shredding company in south Florida. Hiring MicroShred for your business will be a great investment and better prepare you for the future. MicroShred will provide you with enhanced security, consistent and reliable shredding practices and verified compliance with information protection regulations.

    If you prefer off-site document destruction instead of shredding on-site, our mobile shredding trucks will travel to you to pick up your material to be destroyed. All of MicroShred’s trucks are secure and your materials will be carefully transported to our shredding facility to be destroyed immediately upon arrival. Finally, MicroShred is environmentally friendly as all the paper shreds are taken to a recycling center to be transformed into new material.

    The following are the top confidential documents to shred:

    • financial records
    • payroll records
    • legal documents
    • account records
    • medical records
    • confidential correspondence
    • tax records
    • outdated business records
    • invoices and cancelled checks

    After each service visit, MicroShred will provide customers with a Certificate of Destruction (COD). Included on the COD is the date of the service and acts as proof that all the confidential documents were destroyed beyond recognition and disposed of properly.

    MicroShred’s services will ensure your business is protected so that you can focus on what really matters.

  • Computer Hard Drive Destruction

    Posted on October 3rd, 2013 admin No comments

    In addition to document destruction, MicroShred provides computer hard drive shredding services.

    Destruction of your hard drive is the best method for protecting yourself from identity theft.

    on-site shredding services miamiDestroying your computer hard drive is very important because it’s not enough to simply just erase all files and folders. They may not be entirely gone. It is important to realize that older computers that are not wiped out equal a major security risk for individuals and businesses. There is still a chance that an experienced hacker can uncover fragments of sensitive information such as consumer identification, social security numbers, credit card information, bank statements, investment records and anything else you may have kept on your computer. This information will easily allow thieves to engage in credit card fraud or identity theft.

    MicroShred is the best option to dispose of computer hard drives because we are the top hard drive shredding company in southern Florida. We have a special shredder that is specifically designed to destroy computer hard drives and related media.

    MicroShred’s destruction system includes total physical destruction of hard drives into pieces, and allows customers to view the disposal of all documents on-site. It is also an environmentally friendly process, in which all materials are then recycled.

    Everything about MicroShred is professional, from their customer service representatives to the highly trained employees in the field. The security and safety of all customers is MicroShred’s top priority. MicroShred is trusted by federal, state and local government agencies. Our services will ensure your business is protected and you can focus on what really matters.

    MicroShred serves all cities in South Florida’s tri-counties: Miami-Dade County, Broward County and Palm Beach County.

    Contact us today!

  • Secure On-Site Document Destruction

    Posted on August 6th, 2013 admin No comments

    MicroShred’s mobile destruction services bring confidential and secure shredding to you.

    Our completely self-contained mobile shredding trucks will shred your documents at your home or place of business. Our trained security personnel shred your material without interfering with your daily operations. You may, of course, witness the shredding process at any time. The materials are destroyed beyond recognition, reconstruction and readability.

    Upon completion, you are issued a Certificate of Destruction certifying the time and date your materials were destroyed. The obliterated material is then transported to our secured recycling facility. We offer a complete line of on-site shredding services with flexible scheduling options to meet your needs. All shredding is done by our mobile shredding trucks. No need to remove paper clips, staples, binder clips or other fasteners. We shred everything!


  • Document destruction compliance is now the law.

    Posted on May 2nd, 2013 admin No comments

    Keeping customer and employee information secure is more than good business. It’s the law.

    Legislation concerning privacy is becoming more rigorous and continues to be strictly enforced. Organizations that fail to comply will incur severe penalties.

    Shredding all confidential information is the preferred method of document destruction.

    Our mobile shredding trucks turn paper and computer hard drives into fine shreds that can’t be reconstructed.

    Help keep your organization compliant by contacting MicroShred today!

    19593 NE 10th Avenue
    Miami, FL 33179

    Tel: 305-999-9234 / 866-467-4733

  • Top tips for deleting data permanently:

    Posted on July 16th, 2012 admin No comments

    The fact that accidentally deleted data isn’t necessarily gone forever might come as something of a relief but there are worrying consequences too. If you can’t properly delete the data on your hard disk prior to selling or disposing of your PC, or merely allowing someone else to use it, the consequences could be disastrous.

    When you need to destroy data permanently, there are some rather extreme methods to render the entire disk unreadable (we’ll get to these later) but these do rather depreciate the value of your PC. Here, we’ll show you how to securely delete your data while keeping your disk intact.

    The method is simple enough and there are several software packages that provide secure deletion facilities. In addition to removing reference to the file in the disk’s directory, the software overwrites the areas of the disk occupied by the file with random data.

    The exact process differs depending on the file system and because flash drives tend to use a different file system from the hard disk, you should look for an application that supports both FAT variants and NTFS.

    Interestingly, it has been suggested that overwriting a file with random data isn’t enough. The argument is that when data is written to a disk, the resultant magnetic flux has a tiny contribution from the data previously occupying that part of the disk. It would follow, therefore, that if you extract the analog signal directly from the disk’s read/write head, and subtract the signal corresponding to the current data, you’re left with that tiny contribution from the previous data.

    For this reason, some secure deletion software overwrites not just the once but many times. We discussed this with an expert in hard disk technology at Western Digital who told us that he didn’t know of anyone ever having achieved it. And while not suggesting that it was impossible, he added that it would be so expensive and time consuming that he couldn’t imagine it being attempted except by government agencies when national security was at risk.

    So although there’s no reason to avoid software that claims to overwrite files 40 times, this shouldn’t be a criterion in selecting a suitable product.

    Optical Media

    Optical discs, such as the variants of CD, DVD and Blu-ray, are quite different from magnetic or flash drives and most secure deletion products won’t touch them. For rewritable dics this really isn’t an issue since you’re not going to be disposing of them along with your PC as you would with the hard drive. If you do decide to give an optical disk to someone it’s normally specifically because you want them to have your data.

    However, write-once disks such as CD-R, DVD-R and DVD+R are quite different because you’ll throw them away when you’ve finished with them. In this case, the way to prevent your data falling into the wrong hands is to physically destroy the disk. You can buy paper shredders which will also shred optical disks and if you’re paranoid you might choose that solution.

    However in our experience, low-cost home shredders really aren’t tough enough for this sort of treatment and shredding CDs on a regular basis will probably contribute to premature failure.

    Nobody is going to spend countless thousands on leading edge data recovery in the off-chance that a CD-R they find in your bin contains valuable data so just ensuring that it’s in two pieces will be enough. Cutting it with scissors (not your best pair, though) is one option or you could just snap it in two, having first wrapped it in a cloth to protect yourself from flying shards of plastic.

    Encrypt Your Data

    None of the methods we’ve talked about so far will prevent your data from falling into the wrong hands if your PC is stolen since it’s your active data that will be at risk. If data security is a big concern it’s worth encrypting sensitive files.

    Destroy Your Disks

    Data can be effectively deleted from a hard disk using nothing more than a secure deletion utility. However, if you take the view that anything less than physically destroying the disk isn’t good enough, here are a few suggestions…

    Bear in mind that we’re not recommending the methods here (there’s really no need) and they all carry the risk of injury. Remember that some disks contain glass platters which could shatter and cut you and if your PC no longer has any value to you, it’s possible that a charity could benefit from it. With these caveats in mind, let’s get on to the fun stuff.

    When you remove a disk from a PC, the most easily accessible part will be the circuit board on the bottom and, as such, the easiest way to abuse the drive would be to get to work on that board with a hammer and chisel. But while that might be the simplest approach it would be futile.

    This isn’t where the data is stored and if someone were to replace that board they’d be able to read your data. Instead, any attempt at destroying a disk should concentrate on the platter or platters – the silver disk(s) that you’ll see once you remove the screws (some of which may be hidden under labels, and use security heads) and take the drive apart.

    Just scratching the platter(s) with a screwdriver will suffice even though it’s not a particularly satisfying experience. If you really want to release that pent-up energy, a sledge hammer would be sure to do the trick quite nicely 🙂

    If, on the other hand, you consider yourself something of a pyromaniac, a conflagration will also ensure that your data never sees the light of day again – heating up the platters to a red glow with a blow torch would be just perfect as would dropping it into the heart of a garden fire. If you have an angle grinder to hand, that will be pretty effective, too.

    These are just a few sure-fire favorites but all that stands between you and an exciting way to wipe out your disk from the face of the earth is your imagination.

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    If you live in Florida, call MicroShred, LLC to help destroy any sensitive data you may have. Our service is mobile (we come to you), easy and affordable. Contact us for a FREE Consultation, Demonstration and Estimate 1.866.467.4733