Securely delete files...
Vlad "SATtva" Miller
sattva at pgpru.com
Wed Aug 20 09:04:08 CEST 2008
Robert J. Hansen (20.08.2008 09:12):
> Bhushan Jain wrote:
>> I wanted to know how could the file be deleted securely using PGP?
> Assuming you meant GnuPG, the answer is 'no'.
> Assuming you meant PGP, the answer is 'maybe'. PGP provides a secure
> deletion tool, but as far as I know there has never been any serious
> independent study of its effectiveness.
It employs Gutmann's methodology on secure file erasure, so there *is* a
study of its effectiveness.
SATtva | security & privacy consulting
www.vladmiller.info | www.pgpru.com
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