[Dshield] Overwriting files for secure erasure of files.

Ed Corlin mayhem991 at yahoo.com
Sun Jun 6 12:44:49 GMT 2004

I realize that there is no absolutely fool proof
method of erasing data on a hard drive.  A company
called IOLO software markets a product called "SYSTEM
MECHANIC" which comes as close as practical.  

One of the components called "INCINERATOR" writes over
the top of the file up to 10 times. While 10 times may
not be absolutely perfect it gives enough tracking
variation to erase the edges of data and make recovery
virtually impossible.  

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