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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Aug 242011
 

This is an utility to clean junk to free disk space and to maintain privacy deleting in a secure way files and directory.

BleachBit quickly frees disk space and tirelessly guards your privacy. Free cache, delete cookies, clear Internet history, shred temporary files, delete logs, and discard junk you didn’t know was there. Designed for Linux and Windows systems, it wipes clean 90 applications including Firefox, Internet Explorer, Adobe Flash, Google Chrome, Opera, OpenOffice, Safari,and more

Beyond simply deleting files, BleachBit includes advanced features such as shredding files to prevent recovery, wiping free disk space to hide traces of files deleted by other applications, and vacuuming Firefox to make it faster. BleachBit it is open source.
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