Windows Volume Shadow Copy + Secure Delete = Insecure Delete

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by Lawrence D'Oliveiro, Dec 4, 2009.

  1. If you “securely†delete a file that has been backed up with Windows Volume
    Shadow Copy, then it is still possible to retrieve the file from the backup
    <http://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2009/12/the_security_im.html>.

    Why can’t you remove it from the backup? Because it’s in an opaque,
    proprietary format inaccessible to standard file-manipulation tools.

    This is why something like rsync is so much simpler to deal with.
    Lawrence D'Oliveiro, Dec 4, 2009
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