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Old 02-27-2008, 06:50 PM   #1
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LXer: Using "shred" to Securely Delete Files


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When you use the "rm" utility, you may think that you're deleting a file, but you're not. All you're doing is removing the file's index--or, inode number--from the hard drive. The file is still there, and can still be recovered, as long as you don't overwrite the space that it occupies with another file.

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