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RE: Suggestions on free XP hard drive wiping utilities?
From: Robert Funderburk <robfunderburk () comcast net>
Date: Tue, 11 Feb 2003 14:39:21 -0500
One guy that I work with from time to time told me about a utility he used
to wipe hard drives for a government job. It was called Triple Erase. It
makes 3 passes over the entie disk. On the first pass it writes all 0's,
then it writes all 1's and on the third pass it writes all 0's again. Now,
if there is a way to recover the data on the disk after that, I would like
to see someone do it.
From: John Hendren [mailto:jhendren () hotpop com]
Sent: Monday, February 10, 2003 10:13 PM
To: 'Champion, Steve'; security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: RE: Suggestions on free XP hard drive wiping utilities?
I like Eraser, it does a better job than many others I have tried. It
can 'erase' ntfs alternate data streams, swap file, cluster tips and its
easy to use. It's thorough and now open source too.
Although, if your going to throw them away anyway...the most secure and
fun method involves sledge hammers and other blunt force instruments. ;)
From: Champion, Steve [mailto:SChampion () tmh tmc edu]
Sent: Monday, February 10, 2003 4:34 PM
To: 'security-basics () securityfocus com'
Subject: Suggestions on free XP hard drive wiping utilities?
Would someone please throw out a URL and suggestions for free Windows
XP, hard drive wiping utility's? Something that will wipe a drive to
machine that's going to be donated or thrown away?
Preferably something thorough?
Sr. Data Security Analyst
The Methodist Hospital.
schampion () tmh tmc edu