Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Secure deletion: a single overwrite WILL do it - The H: Security news and Open source developments

Secure deletion: a single overwrite will do it - The H: Security news and Open source developments: "Secure deletion: a single overwrite will do it

The myth that to delete data really securely from a hard disk you have to overwrite it many times, using different patterns, has persisted for decades, despite the fact that even firms specialising in data recovery, openly admit that if a hard disk is overwritten with zeros just once, all of its data is irretrievably lost."

Like I've been saying for years... Noone is going to spend the money to try and retreive your 'secrets'....

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