[Ilugc] Overwriting hard disk

Sarad AV jtrjtrjtr2001 at yahoo.com
Mon Dec 22 12:29:42 IST 2008


i tried looking for the wipe algorithm used by DBAN. i couldn't find it on sourceforge either. pls point me to it if you can find it.

there is the screen shot with some info about the algorithm

it appears to be using the PRNG MT19937 and a DoD- 3 pass wipe. Honestly, the wipe is not good enough. well actually this depends on the power of the adversary. i would recommend that you use a Gutmann wipe with a larger number of wipe passes.



Message: 5
Date: Sun, 21 Dec 2008 21:45:52 +0530
From: Arun Khan <knura at yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [Ilugc] Overwriting hard disk
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On Sunday 21 Dec 2008, Kapil Hari Paranjape wrote:

.... snip ...
> A: (courtesy dpkg bot on #debian on irc.debian.org and abrotman)
>    extra, extra, read all about it, dban is http://www.dban.org/
>    Darik's Boot and Nuke ("DBAN") is a self-contained boot floppy/CD

Thanks very much for the follow up.

Arun Khan


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