Using Shred to Wipe Hard Drives - DoD Uses It - You Should Too!

Hard drive encryption (and to a lesser extent, secure hard drive erasing) has been in the news regarding child pornography crossing the US border, government officials around the world erasing incriminating emails and other nefarious headlines.

The one that caught my eye was of a person crossing the border from Canada into the United States.

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Sensational stories like these tend to cast a negative light on tools like encryption and permanently erasing files. If you’ve got nothing to hide, you wouldn’t use these tools… right?

Wrong!