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

From: Michael Holstein <michael.holstein_at_nospam>
Date: Tue Jan 26 2010 - 16:04:19 GMT
To: "E. Prom" <e3prom@gmail.com>

> If the police or spies look for determined words or sentences
> (presumed not encryptered), at an unknown point on an unknown layer of
> the disk, it will be much easier for them to find it if the rest was
> random data (or video or whatever) than if it was random text that can
> have a meaning when looking with a program, but not in front of a
> Court.

You're forgetting that most such work is either done by salaried government employees or contractors paid by the hour .. neither of which care how long it takes.


Michael Holstein
Cleveland State University

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