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Old 04-26-04, 10:53 AM   #1
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data destruction

I wanted to see if anyone has a recommend way of destroying data on a pc, in a fairly automated way. I might be quiting my job at some point soon, and want to securely wipe out the drive on my pc and laptop before I go. Something on a floppy that is just boot up and go would be ideal.

any suggestions?

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Old 04-26-04, 11:56 AM   #2
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let me find the link, I found a boot floppy that will do it. I haven't tried it but it was pretty highly recommended

http://sourceforge.net/projects/dban/
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Old 04-26-04, 12:18 PM   #3
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Heh. Go with a deadman's switch in case they fire you first.

I've written a few in my time. But not one as bad one my friend wrote that messed up the programming of a mini that controlled depositing epitaxial layers on silicon chips. The company reverse-engineered the programming and questioned him as to why the date it happened was in his code.
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I heard a story and saw pics so I think it's true, of some hacker that put a large amount of thermite on top of the drive with a switch to electronically ignite the magnesium to ignite the thermite. if teh fbi ever did a no knock all he had to do was hit the switch. no more drive, and most likely a burning house
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Thanks for the link, I'll check it out. I don't want to do anything malicious, just covering my tracks type of thing.


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Old 04-26-04, 01:31 PM   #6
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Here's one that I've used that has worked really well called Autoclave. It can take a while, but then of course, depends how badly you want to "cover your tracks."

http://staff.washington.edu/jdlarios/autoclave/
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