SHRED for EXT3?

Mike McCarty mike.mccarty at sbcglobal.net
Wed Jul 27 19:27:05 UTC 2005


Michael Yep wrote:
> Ok, now that I understand the specifics of you situation, I would 
> recommend that you move your data to an external disk.
> Then boot the computer with Knoppix or a rescue cd. shred -vx /dev/hda 
> (or what ever your disk is called )
> Now this will blow away everything, OS, and partition table included, 
> but you can be pretty sure the data is gone.
> Ezra Nugroho wrote:
> 
>>> A little more information:
>>>
>>> I am doing contract work at home on my own computer. I have
>>> transferred files containing trade secrets (source code)
>>> to it. My contract states that at the end of the contract,
>>> I must return all copies of their trade secrets, and all
>>> equipment belonging to them, and "permanently eradicate"
>>> all copies of their trade secrets which I possess but do
>>> not return.
>>>
>>> I don't want to take a hammer to my own disc, thank you.
>>>
>>> Now, we are on very good terms, and I don't anticipate having
>>> to take any action soon. But I would like to be prepared.
>>>   

Erm, you cut the part where I said I don't want to lose my
own data.

Mike
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