SSD security issues surprise experts

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A study finds that erasing data stored on SSDs can be difficult, and at times nearly impossible.

Until the results of a study emerged late last month, few storage experts suspected that it would be more difficult to erase data stored on solid-state drives than it would be to erase data from hard disk drives .

[ See also: Solid state drives refuse to delete data ]

"I don't think anyone ever knew about this," said Bruce Schneier, chief security technology officer at BT Group and author of multiple books on data security issues.

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