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An Overview of Secure Data Deletion

2 days ago, Avast made a post on their blog describing their successful efforts to recover data from 20 old phones that they bought from eBay. Some details of their forensic analysis of the phones were provided the next day. Avast describes the inadequacy of deleting files “the regular way” and plugs its own app, which it claims allows the secure deletion of files. When Avast mentions deleting files “the regular way,” they simply mean Continue reading An Overview of Secure Data Deletion