Some legal trouble with TOR in France
alex at armean.net
Sat May 13 22:01:24 UTC 2006
There are methods (and they are used) to read data from a overwritten
It has to do with the age of data that has been written in a single
place on the disk . The process, of what i remember , involves some more
hardware methods like taking of a very small layer of the disks surface
and then try to read data.
The only 100% solution of disposing your data is to burn the disc (and
then maybe melt it). But selling it maybe also be effective in the given
On Sat, 2006-05-13 at 23:55 +0200, Landorin 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
> > http://dban.sourceforge.net/
> > (open-source, free)
> > --- Ringo Kamens <2600denver at gmail.com> 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
> >> the
> >> losses. It's too risky to keep it.
> >> On 5/13/06, Olivier Barbut <olivier.barbut at free.fr> wrote:
> >>> 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
> >> drives
> >>>> securely, reformat, and reinstall everything. The best thing to
> >> do
> >>>> would be to sell those drives and buy new ones because it could
> >> be
> >>>> 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
> >> again.
> >>>> At the very minimum, you need to reinstall windows/linux/etc. and
> >> tor
> >>>> with a reformat because they probably put in a trojaned version
> >> of tor.
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