PGP and file wiping

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by bubs, Jul 2, 2002.

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  1. bubs

    bubs Registered Member

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    For those of you who are interested in secure file wiping, but don't use Internet Sweeper, PGP has a feature which sounds similar to IS file wiper.

    You can either wipe a deleted file with random data, or wipe all your free disk space.

    I haven't tried it our myself - regular defragging keeps me happy :)
     
  2. helpin

    helpin Guest

    Bubs, Don't want you feeling more secure than you are. Regular defragging will not remove deleted data unless it has been wiped first. Even a one time wipe and then a defrag will keep you fairly secure as the defrag eliminates the deleted directory structure and file names. But, not until it's wiped! Not deleted, but wiped.
     
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