Cleaning data off a remote machine
rsmith at xs4all.nl
Mon Jul 28 17:37:27 UTC 2008
On Mon, Jul 28, 2008 at 05:23:04PM +0100, Chris Hastie wrote:
> I'm about to give up a FreeBSD dedicated server and would like to make sure I
> don't inadvertantly leave any bits of sensitive data on it. What is the best
> way to remove all data from the hard drive?
Remove the harddive and move a seriously strong magnet over it. This
will render the drive unreadable and useless, since it will also destroy
the servo control data used for locating the tracks.
> I have no problem if this removes the OS along the way, but ideally I
> would like to be able to do what ever I do from an SSH session.
The security/wipe port comes to mind.
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