drive wipe

Brandon Stout bms at mscis.org
Thu Oct 23 11:51:09 MDT 2008


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Aaron Toponce wrote:

> On Wed, Oct 22, 2008 at 11:58:15PM -0600, Dr. Scott S. Jones wrote:
>   
>> What does one use to wipe a drive, what application? I have a few that I
>> need to clean up...and overwrite, to protect patient data. 
>>     
>
> dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/hda
>
> Want to contest that the above command securely deletes data? See the
> following link, then get back to me: http://16systems.com/zero/index.html

Aaron,

What's that other one you mentioned before?  Something like:

dd if="/usr/bin/yes 'Aaron was here'" of=/dev/sda

Brandon


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