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Re: Some legal trouble with TOR in France
I think you're thinking of gnutmann. It wipes 35 passes but about a year ago researchers recovered data past that point. If researchers can do it, imagine what the government can do. In addition, there could be hardware taps on the machine.
On 5/13/06, Landorin <Landorin@xxxxxxx> wrote:
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I don't get it. Why buy a new one anyway? From what I know, any and
every data will be lost if you format your hardisk with a safe method
(can't remember the name right now but that method keeps writing
random data to your entire hardisk to overwrite existing files and it
does it for 10 times or more to ensure all old data is lost)?
Eric H. Jung schrieb:
> If you can't afford a new hard drive, be sure to wipe it using DBAN
> (open-source, free)
> --- Ringo Kamens <2600denver@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Chances are it would be internal and couldn't hold much data. I
>> really think
>> you should sell your rig and buy a used one that's comprable and cut
>> losses. It's too risky to keep it.
>> On 5/13/06, Olivier Barbut <
>>> thanks for the advice. I will for shure reformat everything and
>>> reinstall linux when I get time for this. Changing hard drives
>> would be
>>> nice but I have not enough money for this right now.
>>> Do you know what a hard drive tap could look like ?
>>>> As for the tor server, I suggest that you completely wipe those
>>>> securely, reformat, and reinstall everything. The best thing to
>>>> would be to sell those drives and buy new ones because it could
>>>> that they put taps in them. Also, they could have installed a
>>>> keylogger. If I were you, I wouldn't use any of that equipment
>>>> At the very minimum, you need to reinstall windows/linux/etc. and
>>>> with a reformat because they probably put in a trojaned version
>> of tor.
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