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Re: How long will this take?

On Wed, Jun 10, 2020 at 3:33 PM Nicolas George <george@nsup.org> wrote:
> Anders Andersson (12020-06-10):
> > Except wiping a disk is trivial. Just start the job and come back
> > later to a clean disk. It's not like you have to wipe it by hand. I do
> > it routinely before I put a disk to use that's going to be used for a
> > couple of years.
> There is no "except" about: define your threat model; if it requires
> wiping, wipe. If it does not, wiping is just a waste of time, little or
> lots, still a waste. And it is a waste of power too.
> There are many things that are trivial to do with a hard drive and could
> benefit security in far-fetched scenarios. Did you wipe the possible
> traces of cocaine? Did you weight it to check it matches the specs? Did
> you take pictures of all angles? All these and many others are trivial.
> Why one but not the others?

Because the police raiding my house for dealing drugs is not a
realistic threat. Looking at my drives for running Tor could be.

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