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Securely destroy/wipe data on hard drives with shred

To overwrite a partition or hard drive, two examples: shred -vfuz -n 10 /dev/md1 shred -vfuz -n 10 /dev/sda -v: show progress -f: change permissions to allow writing if necessary -u: truncate and remove file after overwriting (to shred occupied … Continue reading

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Securely delete files and cache history using ccleaner.

Open ccleaner, click options/settings/secure file-deletion and select. http://www.groovypost.com/howto/security/securely-wipe-delete-files-and-cache-history-using-ccleaner/

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Distro to erase disks

http://www.dban.org/

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Erase files and folders avoiding trash bin

http://jp-romero.blogspot.com.es/2012/07/eliminar-sin-pasar-por-la-papelera-en.html

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Secure Erase on Linux

http://openyourshell.wordpress.com/2012/10/06/borrado-seguro-de-archivos-o-particiones-desde-nuestra-terminal-linux/ Try this command (below) to shred all the files in a directory tree, and then remove the empty directories. find -type f -execdir shred -u ‘{}’ \; rm -rf *  (http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/miscellaneous/46693-how-shred-entire-directory-tree.html)

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Find root trash

/root/.local/share/Trash When you erase a file o a folder like root, they go to /root/.local/share/Trash. To erase definitely you can do that opening nautilus like root, go there and use shift+supr to delete.

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