Wipe

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Wipe

http://sourceforge.net/projects/wipe
Secure file wiping utility

Recovery of supposedly erased data from magnetic media is easier than commonly believed; Magnetic Force Microscopy (MFM) lets any moderately funded opponent recover the last two or three layers of data written to disk. Wipe attempts to make this more difficult by repeatedly overwriting special patterns to the files to be destroyed, using the fsync() call and/or the O_SYNC bit to ensure that there is a file barrier between passes and that each pass is completely written.





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License

GPLv2

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Janet Casey

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4 April 2003




Leaders and contributors

Contact(s)Role
Peter Gutmann Contributor
Tom Vier Maintainer


Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
Bug TrackingVCS Repository Webviewhttp://sourceforge.net/tracker/?group_id=804&atid=100804
Debian (Ref)https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/wipe
SupportMailing List Info/Archivehttp://lists.sourceforge.net/mailman/listinfo/wipe-main


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