Just curious, how do the two compare?
So if I'm using windows and I DO want to wipe the whole partition (and the entire hard drive), is DBAN my best choice?Anonymous said:if your using windows and don't want to wipe your whole partition, Eraser is the best thing out there.
linkCourt Sanctions Plaintiff for Trying to Defeat EnCase with Evidence Eliminator
In a recent civil case, the court ruled on the use of Evidence Eliminator by the plaintiff; Kucala Enterprises, Ltd. v. Auto Wax Co., Inc., 2003 WL 21230605 (N.D.Ill.), May 27, 2003. This case highlights the disastrous results that can befall a litigant that uses a wiping program such as Evidence Eliminator. In this patent infringement case in federal court in Illinois, the district court, in response to a discovery request by the defendant, had ordered the inspection of a computer used by the plaintiff. The defendant then hired an experienced forensic investigator to use EnCase to create a forensic image and analyze the plaintiff's computer.
On February 28th the investigator imaged the subject computer. His analysis revealed that the plaintiff had employed Evidence Eliminator on his computer between midnight and 4 AM on February 28th to delete and overwrite over 12,000 files, and that an additional 3,000 files had been deleted and overwritten three days earlier. In addressing the proprietary of the plaintiff's use of Evidence Eliminator, the Court stated "Any reasonable person can deduce, if not from the name of the product itself, then by reading the website, that Evidence Eliminator is a product used to circumvent discovery. Especially telling is that the product claims to be able to defeat EnCase . . ." (emphasis added).
The Court described the plaintiff's actions as "egregious conduct" that was wholly unreasonable, and found the plaintiff at fault for not preserving evidence that it had a duty to maintain. As a result, the Magistrate Judge recommended to the district court that the plaintiff's case be dismissed with prejudice, and that the plaintiff be ordered to pay the defendant's attorney fees and costs incurred with respect to the issue of sanctions.
As far as evaluating file wiping products, I have found that their
capabilities really depend on the users. Often times it is quite obvious
that someone has used a wiping product, and in certain contexts that fact
can be more harmful than what was wiped. Windows systems and application
software leave file artifacts all over hard drives, and it's rare to find
someone who can clean a system without leaving tracks.
Computer Forensics, Electronic Evidence and Legal Support
Fiderus Strategic Security and Privacy Services
link... As for the link to radsoft.net, beware. It is just another cheap & trashy imitation of EE by a sore competitor.
Um... Wrong.the effective number of overwrites with EE is 11!
Yes, DBAN is the best. It ensures total protection.So if I'm using windows and I DO want to wipe the whole partition (and the entire hard drive), is DBAN my best choice?