Category:Secure deletion

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Secure Deletion tools are tools that completely delete the item that the user requests to be deleted.

Why don't operating systems do this by default?

Programs of Special Note

Aiko SecuWipe
Secure data deletion for Windows Mobile PDAs, Smartphones and Windows CE handhelds. Wipes contacts, email, SMS, free space, files and folders.
http://www.aikosolutions.com
BangDisk
Offers several patterns for wiping data, wipe multiple types of media at one time USB, ATA, SCSI, CF and more.
http://www.bangdisk.com
BCWipe
Secure data deletion tools for Windows and Unix-like operating systems.
CyberScrub cyberCide
This program securely erases all data from drives or partitions.
http://www.cyberscrub.com/products/cybercide/index.php
CyberScrub Privacy Suite
This program securely erases selected data, wipes free space, powerful scheduling capabilities.
http://www.cyberscrub.com/products/privacysuite/index.php
CyberScrub Compliance Suite
Network-based program securely erases selected data, wipes free space, powerful scheduling and log file reporting capabilities. Ideal for enforcing document life-cycle and data retention policies. Ensures compliance with HIPAA, Sarbanes Oxley, FACTA, Gramm Leach Bliley and more
http://www.cyberscrub.com/products/compliancesuite/index.php
Darik's Boot and Nuke (DBAN)
This is a bootable disk that securely wipes any hard disk it can detect.
http://dban.sourceforge.net/
Eraser
Offers several patterns for wiping data including Peter Gutmann's and the US DoD 5200.28-STD standard.
http://www.heidi.ie/eraser
Ontrack Data Eraser
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shred
http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/ linux version of GNU shred
http://gnuwin32.sourceforge.net/packages/coreutils.htm Win32 version of GNU shred
Part of GNU coreutils.
wipe
http://abaababa.ouvaton.org/wipe/
Atomsmasher
http://www.secureatom.com
Lenovo SDD
http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?sitestyle=lenovo&lndocid=MIGR-56394
AB Commander
Windows file manager that offers the "secure delete" option for files and folders:
http://www.winability.com/abcommander/
FreeShred
http://sourceforge.net/projects/freeshred/

See also

Pages in category "Secure deletion"

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