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Re: *nix data wipe tools
From: Pavel Machek <pavel () ucw cz>
Date: Mon, 27 Dec 2004 09:55:04 +0100
I've posted the final versions of a few simple, free shell scripts that i've
been working on to make data hygiene more convenient on *nix systems. Thanks
to list members who helped test them and contributed improvements.
Too simple, I'd say. Imagine sensitive file (/etc/shadow?). It is
subsequently freed and now is reused by one-byte /var/something/lock.
No programs I know will wipe this properly, not even on ext2 :-(.
People were complaining that M$ turns users into beta-testers...
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