Securely delete files...
cwal989 at comcast.net
Wed Aug 20 22:42:35 CEST 2008
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John W. Moore III wrote:
> Chris Walters wrote:
>> Werner Koch wrote:
>>> That won't be an easy puzzle to solve.
>> I hate to tell you this, but the F.B.I. Computer Forensics Laboratory has
>> successfully recovered data from a drive, where the platters were shot multiple
>> times with a shotgun.
> Note that Werner said _easy_ & not impossible. Also, debris from a
> shotgun blast is probably larger than that left behind by a ball peen
> hammer. U.S. Government Destruction Standards require the use of thermite.
> I believe that We are all agreed that physical destruction of the HD is
> the only truly effective means of ensuring Data cannot be recovered.
> The method remains left to the carelessness of the targeted Individual. :-D
> JOHN ;)
> Timestamp: Wednesday 20 Aug 2008, 16:20 --400 (Eastern Daylight Time)
Hey, it wasn't an attack - just an observation... Besides, if the information
you have is that sensitive, you probably work for a government (or against
one). Certainly, I would agree that physical destruction of the drive is the
only certain means of making recovery of your data difficult, if not
impossible. I'll leave the means up to those who want such a thing, as I don't...
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