We have done it all …

“Secure” deletion of some piece of data. Programs, whether commercial or free – such as Eraser – offer to overwrite the data several times according to “DoD standards” (referring to the US department of defense) and so on. A study conducted last year has found that this is an unnecessary waste of time. Even though a single bit has a 56% chance of being correctly recovered, chances go down to below 1% if all eight bits of a byte have to be recovered. Now imagine the chances for a whole file with a few kibibyte! Read on at heise.co.uk

// Oliver

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1 Response to We have done it all …

  1. Einar Jón says:

    “The great zero challenge” has been claiming this for a year now.

    None of the data retrieval companies have wanted to touch this…

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