[clug] PC Forensics / Fun

Matt Smith Matt at coolchilli.com
Thu Mar 29 08:00:31 GMT 2007

Hi all,

Having just recently acquired some ex govt Dell PC's via DOLA, I started 
to think about their previous life.

I assume that prior to being released, either the govt's IT departments 
or DOLA would run some HDD cleaning programs over them, but I wonder 
"just how good" they are.

So, has anyone had any experience playing with linux (or similar) and 
recovering/analysing HDD's that have been 'wiped'?
Can anyone recommend/share experiences with programs (be it good or bad 

Thanks for your replies, i'm very keen to see what sort of stuff is out 
there (and what is still "in there" ;)


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