Goatboy wrote:Generally speaking, 7 passes over a given file is fine. Even then, at the microscopic level they would be lucky to get a third of the information. I have a hard time believing that 35 passes is required. The guy who made that standard even said himself that it is unnecessary. A lot of tools can do this, such as CCleaner and Eraser.
106627bg wrote:Sorry if this is a bad place to ask, but how could data be recovered if it has been overwritten?
Skiddie Killer wrote:What about DBAN?Is it safe?I want to format my drive,so I thought about doing it with this tool.
Goatboy wrote:...they may be able to look at it under an electron microscope and see "beneath" the overwrite and see what the bits were like before.
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