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    Need a Hard Drive Scrubber


    I was wondering if there was a good application out there for linux that would allow me to "scrub" my hard drive, or specifically a partition. Meaning, perminatly remove all evidence of deleted files on a filesystem so they couldn't be accessed later via forensics or file recovery software. Possible partitions I would use this on include Ext2fs, Ext3fs, and ReiserFS.

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    Simple solution is write zeros to the drive e.g.;

    dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/hdaX
    Or write ranom binary

    dd if=/dev/urandom of=/dev/hdaN
    You can also try DBAN and KillDisk

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