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Update on the PGP NTFS File Wipe Issue, 16 Dec 2005
From: Jon Callas <jon () pgp com>
Date: Fri, 16 Dec 2005 14:00:58 -0800

We have verified the problem; with an NTFS volume and Windows XP, free space wiping of slack after the end of a file but before the end of the cluster does not occur correctly with Windows XP and NTFS. It does work correctly with NTFS under Windows 2000, or with Windows XP and another file system such as FAT32. It also works correctly when using the file shredding functionality. This issue affected only the volume-level free space wiping.

We have created a fix for this issue, and the fix has pass both our own tests and independent testing by Vinnie Liu. We are now preparing PGP Desktop 9.0.4 that includes this fix. We expect to release PGP Desktop 9.0.4 next Wednesday, 21 Dec 2005.


Jon Callas
PGP Corporation         Tel: +1 (650) 319-9016
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