1996-12-10 - Re: Secure Erase for PCs?

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From: foodie@netcom.com (Bryna Bank/Jamie Lawrence)
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
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Message ID: <199612100131.RAA19898@netcom.netcom.com>
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UTC Datetime: 1996-12-10 01:31:42 UTC
Raw Date: Mon, 9 Dec 1996 17:31:42 -0800 (PST)

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From: foodie@netcom.com (Bryna Bank/Jamie Lawrence)
Date: Mon, 9 Dec 1996 17:31:42 -0800 (PST)
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
Subject: Re: Secure Erase for PCs?
Message-ID: <199612100131.RAA19898@netcom.netcom.com>
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> 	Though, technically, no disk can be securely erased, my program, Very Good
> Privacy, can securely delete files after they have been encrypted. I don't
> know if this is what you're looking for, but if it is, check out the VGP
> home page at: http://www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/Pines/2690
Ideally, I'm looking for a free space wiper, along the lines
of what Burn 2.4 on the Mac can do.
As in, create a file the size of available free space, and then
write garbage repeatedly to that file.

I've found "Real Deal", a TSR that intercepts the DEL command,
but that's a poor substitute, at least for my needs.

Anyway, thanks.