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Re: Peter Gutmann data deletion theaory?
From: "Thor (Hammer of God)" <thor () hammerofgod com>
Date: Thu, 21 Jul 2005 17:15:22 -0700

I *love* nuking CD's.... But apparently, the practice is no longer
"officially" supported due to the toxic emmissions of the Phthalocyanine
contained in the sublimation layer (and other chems)

Great fun, though.

t


----- Original Message ----- From: "Jay D. Dyson" <jdyson () treachery net>
To: "Bugtraq" <bugtraq () securityfocus com>
Sent: Thursday, July 21, 2005 11:46 AM
Subject: Re: Peter Gutmann data deletion theaory?


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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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