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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

TrueCrypt: What happened? Who cares? What’s next?

What happened?

Sometime in late May, TrueCrypt’s homepage began redirecting users to a Sourceforge page. As of this moment, the Sourceforge page says that the development of TrueCrypt has ended and that the program may not be secure. The only version of TrueCrypt offered at the page now (7.2) is a crippled version that only has the ability to decrypt files.

There was much speculation as to the reason for TrueCrypt’s demise, ranging from its site being hacked to the desire of the developers to call it quits. At this point, Continue reading TrueCrypt: What happened? Who cares? What’s next?