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Ok, let a Alice/chatterbox run through your harddisk! :P
On 1/25/10, Valdis.Kletnieks@vt.edu <Valdis.Kletnieks@vt.edu> wrote:
> On Mon, 25 Jan 2010 01:09:40 +0545, Bipin Gautam said:
>> So, plausible deniability solution for disk wiping?:
>> Let, disk wiping tools LOAD the whole WIKIPEDIA in nxn matrices and
>> mix ALL the words & phrases in a random pool continuously and use THIS
>> as the "Wiping passes and patterns" while they wipe the disk-space
>> (instead of using random-pass or zero) and let the people who dont
>> need-to-know make sense of whatever they want to pull up from the
>> 'patterns' generated from the ENCYCLOPEDIA OF KNOWLEDGE & unlimited
>> keywords and phrases and counter the same?
> The problem is that although using Markov chains to generate pseudo-random
> text, it's usually pretty obviously pseudo-random text. And in fact, they're
> usually so random that it's pretty obvious it's just random words and
> prove anything more or less than acres of zeros.
> The problem is that every once in a while, those things actually generate
> short chunks of intelligible text (especially when using a longer chain
> length). So now, instead of being able to say to the district attorney
> "The disk was full of zeros, and you can't prove what was on it before".
> you're now saying to him:
> "What do you mean, you found the phrase 'Drop the cocaine and kiddie porn
> at my place around 9PM' on block 239349 of my hard drive?"
> Generally a bad idea.