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    I was watching court tv and there was this program on called extreme eveidence. When I turned it on it was in the middle of this computer forensics specialists talking about deleting files. This guy wrote some code and had it timed to go off at a certain date. It was designed to delete certain files that were very important to the company (Omega). He was pissed off because he had bad relations with his boss. Long story short, it cost the company millions and 80 people got laid off. The forensics specialists was scimming threw employees hard drives and was trying to find some suspicous delete commands, but he was having trouble because the files were "purged". He said that when a file is deleted it is like crumbling a piece of paper up and throwing it away in the trash, it can be retrieved and read again. Then he said the files that he was looking at were purged and that is like taking a peice of paer and running it threw the shredder and throwing up in the air. Some how they saw some suspicous looking lines of code that told a program to delete files from a server at a certain date, and then they went to the suspects house and saw some similaritites in the mass storage devices they conviscated fomr him. He was found guilty, this was the first case to be heard on computer sabotage. ( thats what they said) Is purge like wipe?? Im looking for a program that I can totally delete files from my drive without them being retrieved.
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    Which OS? A quick search through Google should find you something.

    But I think realistically the only way to truly be sure that no one can retrieve your data is to destroy the hard drive. There are always ways to retrieve data and I believe a lot depends on the budget of the person attempting to retrieve the data.
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    Originally posted here by MsMittens
    Which OS? A quick search through Google should find you something.

    But I think realistically the only way to truly be sure that no one can retrieve your data is to destroy the hard drive. There are always ways to retrieve data and I believe a lot depends on the budget of the person attempting to retrieve the data.
    not intierly true MM, you can overite the space with new data, that will keep it from being recovered.
    Who is more trustworthy then all of the gurus or Buddha’s?

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    Not entirely true:

    http://www.pcmag.com/print_article/0,3048,a=1814,00.asp
    http://www.ecomputerlaw.com/articles...never_dies.htm

    There is always a way. Just because we haven't seen it or created it yet doesn't mean it doesn't exist. I'd rather error on the side of paranoia. Then again, it comes down to what it is you have to protect and how critical it is to others.
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