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Even Shredded Documents Are Not Beyond Reconstructing

Picking Up the Pieces:

  • “People perceive it (the paper shredder) as an almost perfect device,” said Jack Brassil, a researcher for Hewlett-Packard who has worked on making shredded documents traceable. If people put a document through a shredder, “they assume that it’s fundamentally unrecoverable,” he said. “And that’s clearly not true.”
  • For more detailed documentation, see Jack Brassil’s paper, Tracing the Source of a Shredded Document.
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