Date: 2 May 2003 03:22:31 GMT
Subject: Re: FBI FORENSICS CAN FIND DELETED FILES                       qqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqq\qqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqq  138

In Simon Putz <> wrote: > Hi, >> The recommended method of "Erasing a harddrive" is to first repartition >> it, then format it, then overwrite the entire disk 8 times with 0's, >> each time deleting the 0's that were there before. > actually it is just overwriting the whole drive (partitions dont matter) > bye an alternating pattern (0F0F for example) and then overwriting it again (snip) US Gummint security rules for old drives include a belt sander to the platter, and melting the aluminum platters until they're molten aluminum and slag. However, I'm sure all this spammer is doing is selling something that clears your browser cache, /temp directory, and web history. For the record, folks like and others have a good record of getting data off of erased and/or corrupted hard drives. Major-expensive, but if the data is worth it, it's cheap. Dave Hinz

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