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Posted on Apr 16, 2013 in Data Privacy, Privacy Tutorials | 0 comments

Eraser tutorial 2 – Choosing and setting the wiping mode

Quick links for Eraser:-

Tutorial 1 – Installation
Tutorial 3 – Securely Shredding Files
Eraser homepage.

In our first Eraser tutorial video, we show you how to set the security level/wiping mode in which the program operates. Setting a very high security mode will make the program operate much slower, so it is important to strike a balance between an acceptable level of security and speed.

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Additional notes

Although the Gutmann method is often cited as being the most secure way to destroy data, it is almost certainly overkill for most users. Recovering data even after one pass wiping is very difficult. It can only really be done by anyone willing to spend thousands of dollars to have a hard drive forensically inspected. Furthermore, the Gutmann method was invented in 1996 and since then, even the inventor of the method has stated that it was never intended for general use. For more technical information check out the Wikipedia page here.

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