[UFO Chicago] Hard drive question

Jesse Becker jesse_becker at yahoo.com
Wed Jun 7 11:00:42 PDT 2006

--- wsl3 at lrsehosting.com wrote:
>   Quick question - if you had a drive you wanted to wipe
> for security
> reasons, before the drive would pass out of your control,
> what would you
> use? I'm looking for something a little better than 'dd
> -if=/dev/random
> of=/dev/hda bs=512'. :-)

Grab a copy of the UBCD (http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/),
and boot off of it.  It has several secure deletion

Realistically, your dd invokation will be sufficient,
unless you are worried about people with access to very
expensive electron microscopes, and are clueful enough to
magentic domain analysis.

Jesse Becker
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