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Re: Advice on encrypted filesystem

On 2020-06-26 21:00, David Christensen wrote:
On 2020-06-26 18:25, David Wright wrote:

There's still the problem of what one does about sensitive data if
one has been rash enough to write it unencrypted onto an SSD. Would
shred -n 1   be preferable? Not really, because that doesn't hit the
ex-file areas. What then?

The best option is to command the SSD firmware to do a "secure delete". Some SSD manufacturers provide utilities for doing this.  Alternatively, it can be done from the command line with Linux.

Correction "ATA Secure Erase command":



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