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Re: RE: Suggestions on free XP hard drive wiping utilities?
From: Stevie A Jones <stevie_jones () med unc edu>
Date: Wed, 12 Feb 2003 13:04:27 -0500

@Active's Killdisk (the licensed version) works in a similar fashion.  
The first pass is all 0's, the second all 1's, and the last pass writes 
random data. 

----- Original Message -----
From: Robert Funderburk <robfunderburk () comcast net>
Date: Tuesday, February 11, 2003 2:39 pm
Subject: RE: Suggestions on free XP hard drive wiping utilities?

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.

-----Original Message-----
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.
http://www.tolvanen.com/eraser/
Although, if your going to throw them away anyway...the most 
secure and
fun method involves sledge hammers and other blunt force 
instruments. ;)


-----Original Message-----
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
a
machine that's going to be donated or thrown away?   

Preferably something thorough?

Thank You
Steve Champion
Sr. Data Security Analyst
The Methodist Hospital.
schampion () tmh tmc edu






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