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National Security Agency 7 Pass
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Department of Defense 5220.22M 3 Pass
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Guttman 35 Pass
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Guttman vs. DOD vs. NSA?

Postby shadowedemons » Wed Jan 10, 2007 4:55 am

i'm sure we've all seen it before. In Ccleaner, Privacy Guardian and etc. But which really is the badass when it comes to clearing data off a hard drive? the Guttman 35 pass or the DOD 3 pass / NSA 7pass?

how many passes does one really need to wipe a hard drive clean?
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Postby blargh » Wed Jan 10, 2007 5:52 am

Actually, guttmann has published a paper which denotes that 35 passes isn't a magic bullet to solving that dilemma, In fact he postulates that you need basically a unique approach to nuking information on your unique harddrive model. I also like his theories about RAM memory "burn in" which reveals that your harddrive may not be the only insecure media that you're using.

However, the degausser approach also sounds like a similar idea, so I don't know which is the more secure alternative here. However, if you're looking to using your harddrive again, the degausser approach sounds alot more nicer to me since it deals with the disk as a whole, and doesn't need as many overwrites to blank the disk.
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Postby shadowedemons » Wed Jan 10, 2007 6:15 am

and as opposed to Darik's Boot and Nuke?
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Postby Fartingbob » Wed Jan 10, 2007 9:06 am

Ive always used guttman's, but i think unless what your trying to get rid of is HIGHLY illegal (as in something that could put you in prison for a decade or 3) then all are good enough.
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Postby blargh » Wed Jan 10, 2007 9:24 am

Since DBAN uses the above mentioned technologies, it really doesn't apply comparing those to it.
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Postby king8654 » Wed Jan 10, 2007 10:48 am

Have used Guttman's 35 passer in the past, but ill even admit its completely unnecessary even for the amount of legal material we "ALL" have. :roll:
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