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SubjectRe: secure erasure of files?
On Tue, 12 Feb 2002, Roy Sigurd Karlsbakk wrote:

> Does anyone know if it'll be hard to enable a <em>secure</em> deletion of
> files? What I mean is not merely overwriting it with NULLs, but rather
> using a more sophisticated overwrite, like the IBAS ExpertEraser software
> (
> Is this hard/possible/doable?

If you want to prevent casual reads with user tools which don't physically
destroy the hardware, a single overwrite is probablt fine. If you think
someone would want the info enough to take the drive apart, encrypt
everything including swap and tmp, using DES3 or similar extremely hard

You have to know your exposure, who will try to recover the data and how
hard they will try.

bill davidsen <>
CTO, TMR Associates, Inc
Doing interesting things with little computers since 1979.

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