I think it is purely a scare tactic, in other words, FUD by preying hard on our ignorance of the higher powers. Take care with files that have been awarded a special status like Commons Featured Picture or the equivalent on another Wikimedia project as the status applies to a particular file version.
If necessary, upload a new version as a separate file. On the other hand a file named " File: In some cases, prior discussion with previous uploader s or in locations where the file is in use may help decide whether a planned change can be considered "minor".
I looked at the website and the only difference that I see between the Wipedrive and Wipedrive Pro is the ability to use it on multiple computers.
Simple overwrite 1 pass 35 pass overwrite a file 7 passes Gutmann 35 passes The more times Recuva writes to that spot, the harder the file will be to recover by any means. I'll look at why and what to do. Overwriting multiple times makes the data effectively impossible to recover by any means.
This goes for both governments and cybercriminals alike. To change the language Recuva uses, start it in Advanced mode and click the Options button at right.
Now given that national security is high and electronic information has become the new standard and highly sought after, I can assure you that larger organizations ie. I would like to take the oppertunity here to debunk a very common myth regarding hard drive erasure.
How far and how badly depends on many, many things.
Widespread usage of a file makes it more likely that even small changes will be controversial. The changes that were made should also be documented in sufficient detail to reproduce them, if possible. DO NOT overwrite[ edit ] Exceptions to the minor changes rule[ edit ] Exceptions to the "minor changes should be uploaded to the same file" rule see above: The symbol for Featured Pictures?
Note that secondary images are not exempt from the usual requirements of Commons: An 18 year career as a programmer at Microsoft soon followed.
And yet, most disk utilities provide an option to erase a hard drive 35 times over. The more known uses of a file there are through transclusions on Wikimedia projectsthe more cautious contributors should be in deciding whether a change qualifies as "minor".
Removing parts of historical images. This is not a reason to split a file when making minor improvements, as the annotations can be re-entered. Once a change has been reverted, the new image should be uploaded under a new filename unless the reverting editor explicitly or implicitly agrees to the contested change.
Nothing usable that they'd be able to make sense of. This is always superior to editing the JPG. Secondary images[ edit ] Sometimes users may wish to provide an image related to their upload, which might fall outside the Project scope as an independent file. Just wanted to throw my 5 cents into this subject.
I don't remember off the top of my head when it was added to the spec. That all said, I would love to see myself proven incorrect and enlightened. DP Shredder DP Shredder is a portable, small program that allows you to securely delete files or directories and to overwrite the free space on a hard drive so files that were deleted previously without using secure methods cannot be recovered.
Files used in Wikimedia projects where the use requires the file to remain unchanged Controversial or contested changes — see below. This was true inand is still true now. Correction of minor errors will usually be considered a minor improvement.
That's exactly what secure delete programs and utilities like CCleaner do with their "Drive Wiper" option. This was true inand is still true now. To be totally honest, we [mainly] use these tools by Intelligent Computer Solutions for drive duplications, backing up, data sanitization and scrubbing: Download the installable version of Eraser from eraser.
If it was part of the original composition, and you want to remove it for some use on Wikimedia sites, upload it as a new file.
You can easily select the method for deletion, which includes two US DoD-approved methods and the Gutmann method, and how many times Rounds the method will be applied. Not what you needed?An overwritten file is one whose name has been overwritten, not its sectors.
Likewise, partitioning, formatting, and "Ghosting" typically affect only a small portion of the physical disk, leaving plenty of potential for sector reads to reveal otherwise hidden data. Nov 15, · Hi all, i'm testing eraser for deleting all traces from my pc. After run a 35 pass (gutmann) task i'm still able to recover a lot of files.
The product that i use to recover is WinHex (XWay Forensic). Jun 25, · In fact performing the full pass overwrite is pointless for any drive since it targets a blend of scenarios involving all types of (normally-used) encoding technology, which covers everything back to 30+-year-old MFM methods (if you don't understand that statement, re-read the paper).
Obviously 35 pass is always better than 7 pass but is it really required? Wiping out gb with 35 pass would take about a week so it would be nice to make it quicker if it don't make any. Nov 15, · Hi all, i'm testing eraser for deleting all traces from my pc. After run a 35 pass (gutmann) task i'm still able to recover a lot of files.
The product that i use to recover is WinHex (XWay Forensic). Mar 03, · Simple overwrite: One pass If deleting a file doesn't overwrite the actual data, the fairly obvious solution is to overwrite the data. That's exactly what secure delete programs and utilities like CCleaner do with their "Drive Wiper" option.Download