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Shreding History

On Thu, 5 Jul 2007 14:26:56 -0400
"Samuel Baldwin" <shardz4217-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w at> wrote:

> What's the best way to remove a file and history from a computer so that =
> could never possibly be found?
> I know I can run 'shred' on my hard drive but I'd like to have things rem=
> intact.
> Also, I need to erase stuff from windows as well as linux. Mounting a dri=
> from linux or a livecd is not a problem.

Another one for Windows is SecureClean by White Canyon. This will
actually go in and remove data from already deleted files. Remember
that the way Windows deletes a file is strictly by marking the file
deleted in the directory.=20
The Linux file systems are much different, but the data still exists in
the free list. Note that shred(1) may not work properly on all file

Jerry Feldman <gaf-mNDKBlG2WHs at>
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