[Rule] Data wiping boot disk

Liam Proven lproven at gmail.com
Sat Feb 10 20:39:04 EET 2007


On 09/02/07, Arrigo Marchiori <dido at quipo.it> wrote:

> On Fri, Feb 09, 2007 at 03:23:30AM +0000, Liam Proven wrote:
>
> [...]
> > The snag being that something /shred/ or /srm/ won't work if you only
> > have read access to a filesystem from Linux - e.g. if you're looking
> > an an NTFS volume.
>
> You could still shred /dev/partition!
>
> I did some time ago it with "wipe /dev/hda" and it worked, destroying both
> Windows and Linux data. Of course, it was a mistake... :-/

Oh, that's true - I didn't think of that!

And that sounds like a painful mistake! 8-o

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