'''Information diving''' is the practice of recovering discarded computers to retrieve data from the Hard_drive. When a company disposes of old computers, it will usually neglect to erase the hard drive. This makes it possible for an information diver to collect software (such as word processors or operating systems) without buying it. Other data may also be valued, such as credit card information that may be stored on the machine. However, companies will generally be more careful with customer information.