Nov 042012

At the base of these articles there is a simple fact: a simple rm of a file or deleting it via any file manager is not enough to really remove it from your hard disk.

If you really want to delete files from a computer you have to use more sophisticated commands, and in former articles we have seen:

Dban: Darik’s Boot and Nuke (commonly known as DBAN) is an open source project hosted on SourceForge. The program is designed to securely erase a hard disk until data is permanently removed and no longer recoverable, which is achieved by overwriting the data with random numbers generated by Mersenne twister or ISAAC (a PRNG).

Shred : Overwrites the specified FILE(s) repeatedly, in order to make it harder for even very expensive hardware probing to recover the data.

Wipe : Wipe is a secure file wiping utility.

Today we’ll take a look at the package secure-delete that contains some useful programs to delete in a safer way files, memory, free space and/or the Swap space. Continue reading »

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Jun 192012

I think that every user that has some skill know that a simple rm of a file or deleting it via any file manager is not enough to really remove it from your hard disk.

In Linux there are some tools that can offer you way more secure to really delete your files: DBAN if you need to erase completely a hard disk o partition or if you just have to delete some files you can use Shred or Wipe
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May 272012

Article by Giuseppe Sanna

Your beloved son, while heading back from a wonderful holiday, has magically overcome all the intricate steps of the camera and was able to remove hundreds of photos of the entire trip? Have you carelessly formatted an hard disk? Have you corrupted the file system of a SD card or USB stick? Wow! They are all very unpleasant situations … Situations that have made ​​put you in trouble ! Today, thanks to two simple tools, we will see how to retrieve all the lost data, or at least those recoverable …

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Security first! Here’s how to make your Linux impenetrable.

Article by Giuseppe Sanna One of the most important things for eveybody is undoubtedly the security ! Sure, the software can be reinstalled, the hardware can be bought back … But your information? Those can not be re-installed or repurchased. In the event of a crash … you could lost all forever! For this reason, […]

The Best Filesystem for an external hard disk of 1TB with cross platform support.

Disks are becoming cheaper and so it’s becoming common to have on our desk an external (usually USB) hard drive with a size of 1TB or more. Now, once that we bring at home our new gadget the first question for us is: “which Filesystem should i use with this big disk ?” There are […]