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Re: [Full-disclosure] Disk wiping -- An alternate approach?

From: Bipin Gautam <bipin.gautam_at_nospam>
Date: Mon Jan 25 2010 - 17:22:57 GMT
To: Michael Holstein <michael.holstein@csuohio.edu>

Ok, i extract wikipedia in my computer... then latter delete the html... @hdd level the place is marked freespace. then i copy a few videos, write a few emails and by then if most of the things gets deleted and by bad luck if any such content is left unoverwritten partially producing "questionable" and "surprising" patterns UNKNOWINGLY of just a few phrases, then basically someone is screwed just like that, even without GUILT ?!

So, copying dictionary, webpages, encyclopaedia, research paper etc in your computer can really be harmful sometimes !!!?

Anything on the internet if its a webpage can land on anyones computer while browsing, searching online, following links and with a lot of coincidences etc AND NOT NECESSARILY whatever text chunks found in your hdd is content OF YOUR OWN. YOU READ TO BLOGS OF PEOPLE, VISIT FORUMS, joke around in FD etc....... (get the idea) and it can be saved in disk cache and IF be leftover in disk as broken chunks of texts you are screwed ? How does law see all that.............

So, if a "questionable" content is found it doesnt mean the laptop owner is responsible for it. We even keep on skipping text while reading in forums online and anyone can say anything online and it can land in your hdd as TROJAN HORSE of OPINIONS to screw you latter in life !!!?

Think about it?

Maybe then Alice/chatterbox run through the free/slack/etc... space of your harddisk idea is better?

It would be intellectual uphill challenge for the EXAMINERS given that someone may have to shift 1 terabyte of data (how many bytes?:) mostly by HUMAN RESOURCE in hope for a ___ in the haystack..........

bty, how many BOOKS is that? :P

[1] http://alice.pandorabots.com/

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