Package: wipe (0.21-9) [universe]
Links for wipe
Download Source Package wipe:
Original Maintainers (usually from Debian):
- Debian Forensics (Mail Archive)
- Christophe Monniez
It should generally not be necessary for users to contact the original maintainer.
- Homepage [lambda-diode.com]
Secure file deletion
Recovery of supposedly erased data from magnetic media is easier than what many people would like to believe. A technique called Magnetic Force Microscopy (MFM) allows any moderately funded opponent to recover the last two or three layers of data written to disk. Wipe repeatedly writes special patterns to the files to be destroyed, using the fsync() call and/or the O_SYNC bit to force disk access.
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