A lot of important and useful information is posted to litsupport each week. The following is a distilled summary, in the form of questions and answers.
Q. What are the ways to destroy information on a hard drive before disposing of it?
A. DBAN, EBAN, sledgehammer, blowtorch, gun (for those so inclined), sanding the face of each drive plate, drilling through the drive, commercial hard drive destructors, crashers, and shredders, for fun search youtube for harddrive and thermite.
Q. A simple way to capture video, such as from a bank surveillance tape to convert it to AVI?
A. Quick Media Converter, VideoHelp, VLC, 3GP, M1 Edit for capture and simple editing, remember to export in the correct format per platform you'll be using in court, Camtasia Studio Screen Recorder, ED-Video.
This summary from the Litsupport Group postings created by the wonderful and talented members of the group has been culled by Mark Kerzner (firstname.lastname@example.org) and edited by Aline Bernstein (email@example.com).