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

From: Michael Holstein <michael.holstein_at_nospam>
Date: Mon Jan 25 2010 - 18:09:06 GMT
To: Bipin Gautam <bipin.gautam@gmail.com>

> Ok, then why not encode the same keywords that these TOOLS look for
> with your Markov chains idea and mix it to wipe a 1 TB hdd with alice
> chatter-bot idea ?

How do you know what they'd search for, and if you did, why would you want to fill your drive with a bunch of related information?

Modern forensic tools are good enough to find your "needle" in that "haystack" in short order, regardless of how well you try to hide it in plain sight among the contents of wikipedia, et.al.

If you truly desire to "hide in plain sight", consider Steganography [*1*]. If you want to create "plausible deniability", consider TrueCrypt's hidden volumes [*2*].

[*1*]: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steganography [*2*]: http://www.truecrypt.org/docs/plausible-deniability


Michael Holstein
Cleveland State University

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