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    octohunter
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    erase download evidence
    Hypothetically Speaking-

    If someone was too have downloaded a bunch of stuff off of a file share and wants to erase 100% of the evidence, what would be the best way to do so?

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    Dump it into the trash and do a Secure Empty Trash, I think that should do it...

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    Thanks. That was fast. Any idea how many times the data is overwritten?

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    octohunter
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    Also, can this secure empty trash be done for items deleted earlier or is it only for what is in the trash currently?

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    Secure can't be redone for stuff already deleted, just current

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    How do I permanently remove files I only trashed earlier?

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    If they were trashed and trash empied, they are gone

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    It's incerdible it's that easy. What is the point of apps such as CleanSweep?

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    You do have one small concern thou. If this is a file server you are using for temporary storage. Make sure IT is not backing up the server, during the time of usage. Because if there is a back up, you know what that means.

    I have worked at major aerospace company in the past. Where an employee was downloading porn onto the company file server. Since I don't regular look for files of that nature. I was surprise to find how many back up tape that contained the downloaded files.
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    Great story. No, I'm only on a network. There's no fileserver and the folder in question was not made available.

    Thanks rman.

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    Yikes and Im pretty sure that if you deleted just a regular delete it is still there somewhere, but Im not real sure on that one. Otherwise there would be no reason for secure empty trash....

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    octohunter
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    That's my concern. I'll look into it and let you know what I discover.

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    I believe that Apple, added another level of security to meet the government standards. With the security problem with M$, Apple is working to obtain more government business.
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    I'm sorry, I'm new to this. What does that mean to me.

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    I am sorry, that is why the secure erase option was added.
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