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Re: [vox-tech] Secure Wiping hard drives
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Re: [vox-tech] Secure Wiping hard drives

Quoting Brian Lavender (brian@brie.com):

> I would think that writing zeros to the disk would make the data
> unavailable in many cases and is relatively fast. IIRC, DBAN takes
> multiple passes with pseudorandom data. 

> What if the fact that a melted disk leaked information? 

Yeah, you go tell LLNL's Security Office that they don't know their
business.  Let us know how that works for you.

> Personally, I would go one step further and use a pseudo random feed
> from AES with Cipher Block Chaining (CBC) and perhaps throw some salt
> in the middle so that it isn't too predictable.

Really, because data are so much better hidden by overengineered
pseudorandom data than by, e.g., 'All work and no play makes Jack a dull
boy' over and over.  Sure, that makes all kinds of sense.  In some

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