Re[2]: Anon and other list restrictions

Subject: Re[2]: Anon and other list restrictions
From: "Arlen P. Walker" <Arlen -dot- P -dot- Walker -at- JCI -dot- COM>
Date: Mon, 25 Sep 1995 10:11:00 -0600

I don't know anything about the particulars of e-mail, as far as
what actually could be found (ones you sent? ones you received? only

In order, "Yes", "Yes", and "No."

In general, recovering erased files (even temporary ones) is a trivial matter.
See any of several disk utilities (yes, even under Unix -- it just requires a
higher level of privilege under Unix). You can protect against most recovery
attempts by simply writing over the file (one of several utilities commonly
available will do that for you).

OTOH, if you're attempting to thwart highly sophisticated recovery attempts,
this rewriting must be done several times, with different bit patterns on each
pass. The sophisticated recovery folks (the guys lawyers call when they have a
warrant, for example) can read (with a high degree of reliability) what used to
be written in a specific area on the disc, before it was recently erased.

Have fun,
Chief Managing Director In Charge, Department of Redundancy Department
DNRC 124

Arlen -dot- P -dot- Walker -at- JCI -dot- Com
In God we trust; all others must provide data.
Opinions expressed are mine and mine alone.
If JCI had an opinion on this, they'd hire someone else to deliver it.

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