OT: making files unrecoverable (was: Summer of Code Proposal - Looking for a mentor)
mw_triad at users.sourceforge.net
Thu Mar 12 15:47:22 GMT 2009
Hans Meine wrote:
> This is getting off-topic, but I want to point out that a recent study (*)
> showed that the rationale behind this "shredding", i.e. the danger of being
> able to retrieve overwritten data using an atomic force microscope is not true
> (anymore) with modern (used) disks. IOW, it has become sort of an "urban
Shredding umpteen times (or even "shredding") may not be needed, but
overwriting the data at least once is still needed. Else you don't even
need fancy equipment to recover the data, just 'dd' :-).
> * http://sansforensics.wordpress.com/2009/01/15/overwriting-hard-drive-data/
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