Boston Linux & UNIX was originally founded in 1994 as part of The Boston Computer Society. We meet on the third Wednesday of each month at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in Building E51.

Secure Data Deletion Under linux

Date and Time

Wednesday, June 16, 2010 from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm


MIT Building E-51, Room 325


Federico Lucifredi - flucifredi acm org


Using Linux to securely erase hard drives


With $30 in new hardware, inventiveness and some Perl and Shell glue, we design and build from scratch a Linux based, secure disk-deletion rig exceeding the requirements of several industry standards for data wiping.


Federico Lucifredi is The Ceph Storage Product Management Director at Red Hat, formerly the Ubuntu Server PM at Canonical, and the Linux "Systems Management Czar" at SUSE.

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We also thank MIT for the use of their facilities.

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