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A faster way to securely delete files
Authored by: pcunix on Feb 06, '09 05:55:31PM

I can't find the article right now, but if I remember correctly it has to do with the slightly wobbly nature of the magnetic spots - the head movements aren't precise so they overlap - meaning some of the original is off to the left or the right.. and that can be picked up with specialized equipment.

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