shred | was Re: [oclug] How do I nuke the contents of my hard
David F. Skoll
dfs at roaringpenguin.com
Thu Aug 1 20:40:23 EDT 2002
On 1 Aug 2002, Dave Edwards wrote:
> Since it apparently is so, is there another way to anihilate a file or
> files from a harddrive?
I would have thought that something like:
for i in `seq 1 50` ; do dd if=/dev/urandom of=/dev/hdb; done
would be fairly effective.
Note that hard drive manufacturers probably have all kinds of fancy
equipment, so my guess is that if you really want to hide sensitive
information, you have to crush and incinerate the drive.
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