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Re: file shredding tools

 You know, this could be really problematic on things like sans and nas 
storage systems. I mean, unless of course you build them yourself but 
honestly, could you just imagine the lawsuits if somehow a file was saved on 
the san but the inode/equivalent was deleted but the file still remained, 
and retrieved? I mean, is there file destruction software for nas/san stuff? 

On Thu, Apr 17, 2008 at 1:32 PM, Dan Ritter <[hidden email]> wrote: 

> On Thu, Apr 17, 2008 at 01:28:48PM -0400, Ben Holland wrote: 
> > So then the program would basically have to keep track of how many times 
> the 
> > actual file was stored as well as all locations at all times. Wouldn't 
> this 
> > kinda overhead be huge? ~Ben 
> If what you want is assurance that the data you stored has by 
> gosh been erased in every incarnation, then you have to do even 
> more than that -- you also need to monitor every program that 
> reads your sensitive information to make sure it doesn't write a 
> copy elsewhere. You'll probably need to track and scrub your 
> swapfiles, too. 
> Security question number one: what's your threat model? 
> Question number two: what's it worth to you? 
> -dsr- 
> -- 
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