Ticket #194 (closed enhancement: worksforme)

Opened 6 years ago

Last modified 6 years ago

Zeroes wipe pass

Reported by: jackjack Owned by:
Priority: trivial Milestone: Eraser 6.0
Component: Core Version:
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Seeing as we have a multitude of wiping patterns already it would nice to have one more added.

A null wipe method which will write zeroes to the drive. I've always found this a handy one to have when you want a 'low' security and quick wipe when you want to clear a drive or improve the compression you will get when imaging a drive.


#194Zeroes wipe passEraser 6.0

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#194Zeroes wipe passEraser 6.0

Change History

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by Walda

  • Priority changed from minor to trivial
  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to worksforme

The "British HMG IS5" method is a zero bit wipe. It's unfortunate that it's not visible at the first glance, I had a hunch it was a zero wipe and then I googled this method up to get a confirmation. So Eraser v6 has one of these wipes, but renaming it is probably a good idea.

BTW, I think a zero wipe is sufficient even for sensitive data. With modern high density harddrives magnetoscopic data recovery of overwritten data has become impossible. The multiple pass wipes were made for floppy discs.

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