[Dshield] Secure Data Removal
frank at knobbe.us
Fri Jun 4 14:50:42 GMT 2004
On Fri, 2004-06-04 at 09:33, Maarten wrote:
> The NSA has come up with a method to whipe magnetic media clean and consist
> of overwriting the content with 7 different sets of 'data' before the tape
> is considered to be erased (safely).
As far as I remember, the NSA pattern didn't take various encoding
formats into account. That's where Peter Gutman continued.
Of course, this may be less of an issue with today's IDE drives. But
still.... better safe than sorry.
(BTW: Does anyone know what encoding format IS used in modern IDE
drives? Still RLL?)
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