[clug] Secure Erase of disks/drives
grail at goldweb.com.au
Tue May 8 04:18:03 GMT 2007
On 08/05/2007, at 13:49 , Tomasz Ciolek wrote:
> I mean in the WHOLE disk is juzt zeros, what difference does it
> make as
> to ist previous contents?
In a sensitive environment, you might have secrets stored on the disk
which people would be prepared to spend $10k to discover through
special microscopy techniques.
Writing zeroes should be more than enough effort to stop the person
who buys your second hand hobby computer from discovering your credit
card details, and your secret collection of Visual Basic .NET
documentation. Unless that person is prepared to spend the money
uncovering your deepest darkest secrets ...
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