Wipe function details
kyle-list-gpguser at toehold.com
Tue Mar 30 23:00:04 CEST 2004
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On Tue, Mar 30, 2004 at 09:35:53PM +0200, antalsia at free.fr wrote:
>[...] Has someone performed advanced tests, what is the best known method
>to erase data ?
Simson Garfinkel wrote a while back that writing over data once is enough.
Here's a link to the article:
Here's the relevant part:
In fact, there is no unclassified evidence that data on a modern hard
drive can be recovered after it has been overwritten with just a single
pass of random information. Some have made such claims, but no such
recovery has ever been demonstrated in public. Today's hard drives are
specifically designed not to work that way. When you save a new version
of a Microsoft Word file on your hard drive, for instance, you want to
get the new not the old version.
Kyle Hasselbacher That's not food!
kyle at toehold.com That's what food eats!
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