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Re: Peter Gutmann data deletion theaory?
From: "Jay D. Dyson" <jdyson () treachery net>
Date: Thu, 21 Jul 2005 11:46:38 -0700 (PDT)

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On Wed, 20 Jul 2005, Jared Johnson wrote:

It seems that the perhaps the only real way to rid your Hard Drives of data is to burn them.

The sophistication of data recovery in LEAs and TLAs is such that drives that once held classified data are routinely shredded and slagged.

But for those of us who handle sensitive and personal data (and, unfortunately, don't have access to a smelter), having a kiln, a drill press, and a belt sander is almost as good. :)

        As for retiring CD-ROMs, I just do what I learned from the DoD:
http://www.treachery.net/~jdyson/infosec/dod_cd_declassification.html .

- -Jay

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