Throwing out a computer? You might want to take a hammer to it first03:41
In a computer, your data is stored on either a memory card or hard drive. If you want to throw it out, you have to either physically destroy them (as in, with a hammer) or use a software program to wipe the drives clean. If you don't take these extra precautions, you could be giving away the keys to your personal information. NBC’s Tom Costello reports for TODAY.