Zer0 - Secured file deletion made easy

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by Kyle_Katarn, Jan 29, 2012.

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  1. Kyle_Katarn

    Kyle_Katarn Registered Member

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  2. J_L

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    Will add to list, thanks. Oh yeah, is it 64-bit compatible?
     
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  3. Kyle_Katarn

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    Not tested yet (i only have a 32bit machine)

    This is a good opportunity to give it a try ;)
     
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    Does it has spell checker? :D :D
     
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    Does this have a right-click menu entry? If it doesn't, can you add it in?
     
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    And how many overwrites are there? Is it a well known data erasing algorithm or one of your own invention? I could not see information about this on the website.

    The name of the program seems to suggest that the files are being zero'ed, my feedback would be that unless the program is using zeroes to overwrite data, maybe it should have a different name.
     
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    Zer0 does much more than 0-ing files ! It implements 5-pass Gutmann method + 3 specific processing to make recovery even harder. Give it a try and try to recover file with Recuva or similar products to check its performance !
     
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    sounds good will be waiting for the rightclick menu as mentioned and some feedback on its performance, exspecially with ssds,this might become the replacement for windows default delete option , peace
     
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    Someone had to tell you about a right-click menu entry? Seriously? hehe. That's one of the best and most needed features.

    And what can your program do that other wipers cannot?
     
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    Interesting, although nothing has been proven to recover from even one overwrite.
     
  14. Kyle_Katarn

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    Will be implement very quickly as it will make Zer0 even more user friendly !
    I'll post more details here asap.
     
  15. Kyle_Katarn

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    It was a prototype... but now it is getting public and user feedback is always interesting to give priority to one function over another.

    Zer0 does multiple operations (in addition to Gutmann 5pass) in order to "mask" everything about original file. Recovery software shouldn't even guess file name, type or content.
     
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    I thought Gutmann was 35-pass method?
     
  18. Kyle_Katarn

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    Sorry, i meant 35, of course !
     
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    downloading zer0 lite now .. this would be very helpful if its fast and unrecoverable deletion..:)
     
  20. Kyle_Katarn

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    Thank you !
    Please post your feedback here after a short test.
     
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    gr8:thumb:
    i deleted a 24 mb flv file with zer0.. one second gone:eek: .
    tried to recover that file with tune up undelete and recuva.. couldnt find..:D

    added to my permanent setup..:cool: just like SUMo
    thanks..
     
  22. nikanthpromod

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    if right click menu option made there should be a confirmation popup.. otherwise:ouch:
     
  23. happyyarou666

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    (facepalm) same thing i was thinking right click menu dont take much skillz , how bout an confirmation popup too lols -.-'

    and some feedback on the performance guys would be nice exspecially those with ssds in the house , peace
     
  24. Kyle_Katarn

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    Thank you !
    Right click will be in next release for sure !
    No need for confirmation, it will only load Zer0 with list pre-loaded with selected files. User will still haev to click on "Delete" :)
     
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    i guess ill be waiting for that next release then ;)
     
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