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FileKiller is a tiny, portable utility which can securely delete files (Download Squad)

Sep 6th 2010 8:04AM And to add:

"If a sensitive document has been edited on a PC, overwriting the file is far from sufficient because, during editing, the data have been saved countless times to temporary files, back-ups, shadow copies, swap files ... and who knows where else?"

http://www.h-online.com/newsticker/news/item/Secure-deletion-a-single-overwrite-will-do-it-739699.html

FileKiller is a tiny, portable utility which can securely delete files (Download Squad)

Sep 6th 2010 7:59AM Overwriting with zeros once is all you need.
Has been proven:
http://www.springerlink.com/content/408263ql11460147/

The 'dd' command of any Linux distribution is sufficient.

No need to "brutally slaughter" anything. Save some time for more important things...

Intel buys McAfee for nearly $8 billion (Download Squad)

Aug 19th 2010 10:20AM Now that makes sense. Intel builds the CPUs and McAfee uses them to full capacity... :)

Are we going to see hardware acceleration for antivirus software soon?

75% of people use their email passwords on Facebook, study says (Download Squad)

Aug 19th 2010 3:54AM I would never enter my email (or other important) login details on a computer I don't control. That definitely includes internet cafes. Could be anything installed on it, deliberately or not.

If you don't want to use Keepass (which does work perfectly for me), there are still ways to have secure unique passwords and still being able to remember them. See here, for example:
http://lifehacker.com/184773/geek-to-live--choose-and-remember-great-passwords

Minimalist Facebook extension de-crapifies Facebook's layout (Download Squad)

Aug 19th 2010 3:46AM "It's not going to stop stupid apps from showing up in your news feed..."

But clicking on the 'X' for that entry and hiding the stupid app stops it from showing up. Why would I need an extension for something that's already there?

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