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2006-04-11 16:04:38.285183+00 by Dan Lyke 3 comments

Two geeky things:

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#Comment Re: made: 2006-04-11 22:51:22.900767+00 by: baylink

Wasn't it you, though, who posted a thing a while back on an ex-employee who'd used a secure-delete program to clean off his company laptop, and then got *sued* for that, or arrested for obstruction of justice, or some similarly silly thing?

#Comment Re: made: 2006-04-11 23:17:34.232681+00 by: Dan Lyke [edit history]

I'm not sure. I am, however, fairly sure that finding a filesystem that does a reasonable job of overwriting and destroying files, and using that as a matter of course, might be a good thing. Of course ext3 may already do this and I just haven't been paying attention.

Aha: http://lwn.net/Articles/171924/

#Comment Re: made: 2006-04-12 05:31:04.200986+00 by: Shawn

BSOD-on-demand has been confirmed. Some co-workers are implementing it as an office prank.

It's been standard - although not official - practice for developers leaving my current place of employment to securely wipe their hard drives when they leave. (After making a DVD of important work data that needs to be passed on.)

At home I've been running sdelete (with the -z option) on a regular schedule to wipe my free space.