Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - News > Syndicated Linux News
User Name
Syndicated Linux News This forum is for the discussion of Syndicated Linux News stories.


  Search this Thread
Old 10-04-2010, 05:40 PM   #1
LXer NewsBot
Registered: Dec 2005
Posts: 89,278

Rep: Reputation: 87
LXer: Secure Deletion tools and Journaled Filesystems: Do they work?

Published at LXer:

By now, everyone knows that if you want to make a file unrecoverable, you can't simply delete it - you have to use a tool like 'shred' or 'srm' to overwrite its contents. But a common question is whether this is effective on an ext3, ext4, or other journaled filesystems. This article discusses these filesystems, and whether secure deletion tools work on them.



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Secure Deletion Application darran Linux - Security 2 07-03-2010 06:43 AM
Fetching files from (unfortunately) journaled filesystems indienick *BSD 17 02-19-2009 10:40 AM
ReiserFS secure deletion question... youngstructural Linux - Security 9 11-26-2006 08:01 PM
secure file deletion shawn59 Linux - Security 2 06-12-2005 09:00 PM
Secure Deletion with RAID5 array neilschelly Linux - Security 2 12-05-2004 06:25 PM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:03 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration