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*nix data wipe tools Dec 15 2004 07:59AM
Thomas C. Greene (thomas greene theregister co uk) (1 replies)
Re: *nix data wipe tools Dec 16 2004 08:06PM
David Cannings (lists edeca net) (3 replies)
Re: *nix data wipe tools Dec 17 2004 06:05PM
wietse porcupine org (Wietse Venema) (1 replies)
Re: *nix data wipe tools Dec 17 2004 07:54PM
Casper Dik Sun COM
Re: *nix data wipe tools Dec 17 2004 04:48PM
George Georgalis (george galis org)
On Thu, Dec 16, 2004 at 08:06:07PM +0000, David Cannings wrote:
>Thomas C. Greene wrote:
>> 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.
>
>Is there any specific advantage of these scripts over bcwipe?

The introduction indicates it does swap and unused disk space.

http://basicsec.org/tools.html
Linux Wipe Tools: Four shell scripts for securely wiping all data from
the swap partition, wiping unused disk space on the root partition, or
wiping an entire disk, by Thomas C. Greene.

http://www.jetico.com/index.htm#/bcwipe_unix.htm
The BCWipe software is intended to give you a confidence that your
deleted files cannot be recovered by an intruder. BCWipe repeatedly
overwrites special patterns to the files to be destroyed.

// George

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George Georgalis, systems architect, administrator Linux BSD IXOYE
http://galis.org/george/ cell:646-331-2027 mailto:george (at) galis (dot) org [email concealed]

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Re: *nix data wipe tools Dec 17 2004 09:24AM
Thomas C. Greene (thomas greene theregister co uk)


 

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