Forensics
Recovery data after 57+ formats - fact or fiction?? Oct 24 2006 09:12PM
michael impactonline com (3 replies)
Re: Recovery data after 57+ formats - fact or fiction?? Oct 27 2006 12:02AM
Peter Wan (peter n wan gmail com)
On 24 Oct 2006 21:12:39 -0000, michael (at) impactonline (dot) com [email concealed]
<michael (at) impactonline (dot) com [email concealed]> wrote:
> I am looking for an article I read sometime between 2002 and 2005. The content discussed how a research lab (maybe MIT or another large tech university) was able to recover data from a hard drive after over 50 formats (or it may have been data overwrites or even a combination of both) (I seem to remember the key number as 57 "deletion" operations). I think the article mentioned the use of a scanning electron microscope, magnetic force scanning, or something similar or more high-tech. This might have been published to a tech Web news site or a tech e-mail newsletter. I've searched for hours and I can't seem to locate it again.
>
> In my search I've come across numerous papers and articles about how this recovery concept is not possible. So, it may have been a figment of my imagination, a hoax, or misleading news reporting.
>
> In any case, I really only need to hear from those of you who know the location of this specific article rather than rebutals to the possibility of the topic.
>
> I appreciate any assistance provided.
> - James Michael Stewart

Perhaps you mean:

http://www.cs.auckland.ac.nz/~pgut001/pubs/secure_del.html

where Peter discusses use of magnetic force microscopy and a
variation known as magnetic force scanning tunneling microscopy.
Peter

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Peter Wan <peter.n.wan (at) gmail (dot) com [email concealed]>

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Re: Recovery data after 57+ formats - fact or fiction?? Oct 26 2006 02:54AM
Larry Offley (lucullus shaw ca)
Re: Recovery data after 57+ formats - fact or fiction?? Oct 26 2006 02:39AM
Simson Garfinkel (simsong acm org) (1 replies)
Re: Recovery data after 57+ formats - fact or fiction?? Oct 31 2006 05:29PM
Mike Peppard (mpeppard impole com) (1 replies)
Re: Recovery data after 57+ formats - fact or fiction?? Nov 02 2006 01:54PM
Bart Somers (zon4jou gmail com)


 

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