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Old 03-30-2009, 01:12 PM   #16
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What about that challenge linked to in my previous post though MrJoshua? Are you going to have a crack at it? I'm really curious to know if recovery from a zeroed hard drive is possible, or if it's an urban myth.
 
Old 03-30-2009, 05:10 PM   #17
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That is a very interesting challenge.... It is something if an Urban myth... If Mr. Joshua says who he is, then this should be a great thread or even a blog.

I can here the chants.... "Do it, Do it, Do it....."

Though, I never carry really any sensitive data. But, when I exchange or sell hardware components. I dd all my drives... And this would be a great challenge...

Disregard my last posts sarcasm.
 
Old 03-31-2009, 10:59 PM   #18
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"The challenger must be an established data recovery business located in the United States of America (We would need to see Articles of Incorporation, a current business license and one other form of business identification in order to determine that you are indeed a professional, for-profit, established data recovery business) Fair enough? If you object to these terms, then don't participate or suggest changes."

--Not going to happen for my work
--Data recovery firms are not the ones doing the development or paying the big bucks.


Not gonna be able to do it We are not in the business of publicity! Also we are not a data recovery company. Remember Forensics are utilized by allot of people for various reasons most of them not data recovery.

I will try this on my own as I have never tried to recover data from a DD zeroed disk, but that won't get me the prize. It does seem like a fun challenge even if no one but I, know the outcome.

I will let you all know.

Also, who did I say I was? A forensics professional? No assumptions please, no witch hunts, and please no flaming. As I said I was trying to indicate to everyone from MY standpoint why they need to encrypt.

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Old 04-01-2009, 02:50 AM   #19
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Ah, forgot about that condition.

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Also, who did I say I was? A forensics professional? No assumptions please, no witch hunts, and please no flaming.
No worries! Was just responding to your claim that you could recover data from a zeroed drive. I have no opinion on whether it's possible or not, not trying to imply I think you're BSing, just want to know as I've heard it's possible many times but then I see that challenge sitting there and it makes me wonder.
 
  


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