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March 20, 2009  1:35 AM

Another Little Known Tool to Securely Delete Files, Folders, and Volumes

Posted by: Ken Harthun
Cryptography, Data destruction, Data sanitization, Encryption, Opinion, Secure drive wipe, Security, Security management

Why, all of a sudden, is everyone concerned about secure file deletion? I hesitate to say it’s a sign of the poor economy, but perhaps people consider it even more important to protect their personal information when the idea of losing control of their assets—and their...

January 18, 2009  1:34 AM

The Great Drive Wiping Controversy Settled at Last

Posted by: Ken Harthun
Data destruction, Data sanitization, Secure Computing, Secure drive wipe, Security

How many times do you have to overwrite a hard drive in order to securely wipe it? This question has been at the center of an ongoing controversy for a long time. On the one hand, we've had Peter Gutmann saying it takes 35 passes (Gutmann, P.  (1996) “


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