Er, so. Fair warning to anyone that has or is thinking about throwing away their Xbox.
Might wanna use
a specific formatting application likeBoot and Nuke to completely erase information from the magnetic disks.
all of your personal information is stored on the console's hard drive - even if you wipe the drive clean.
The more you know...
Ashley Podhradsky from Drexel University in Philadelphia experimented with common tools and applications on a refurbished Xbox 360 and easily grabbed the previous owner's sensitive bits like credit card number, address and real name.