Secure deletion of trashbin

Bug #162418 reported by Fred on 2007-11-13
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Nautilus
Confirmed
Wishlist
nautilus (Ubuntu)
Wishlist
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs

Bug Description

As I understand it, when you empty the trashbin the files get removed but not actually really deleted, its still possible to recover them using software.

Add functionality in the trashbin for secure deletion / secure removal / file shredding / data wiping.

So that I can confidently remove sensitive business data files, porno, cryptographic keys and my plans to take over the world.

Fred (eldmannen+launchpad) wrote :

Thank you very much for forwarding it!

Changed in nautilus:
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in nautilus:
status: Unknown → Confirmed
Changed in nautilus:
assignee: nobody → desktop-bugs
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Fred (eldmannen+launchpad) wrote :

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gutmann_method

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DOD_5220.22-M

DOD 5220.22-M data sanitization does 3 passes.
NSA does 7 passes.
Gutmann does 35 passes.

Changed in nautilus:
importance: Unknown → Wishlist
Fred (eldmannen+launchpad) wrote :

It should issue TRIM command on SSD too.

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