[clug] Secure deletion of hard drive = dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sda

Jason Stokes glasper9 at yahoo.com.au
Sun Mar 22 13:52:52 GMT 2009

Apropos of the "secure deletion" debate that was going on quite a while ago: forensics specialist says secure deletion occurs with just one overwrite:


Of course, this doesn't exclude the possibility of the government with their secret superconducting quantum inference detectors somehow extracting the data -- but if you're that paranoid, you're not going to trust anything anyway.

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