> On Thu, 11 Jan 1996, Brain21 wrote:
> > On Thu, 11 Jan 1996, Benjamin Allan Smith wrote:
> > > email (3 complete overwrites with random data if I recall correctly) and then
> > I thought that the NSA could read approx. 7 writes deep. If thought that
> > you just put bullets in those drives (quite literally) instead of
> > rewriting them.
> I'm sure someone who has a better memory will correct me, but I think
> three or five complete overwrites used to be approved for up to secret
> (no longer approved, and may have acutally been for up to top secret,
> memory fades).
I think it used to be 3 over-writes when I last had to worry about it.
[ removed ]
> Back before I entered the world of real classified, we had a big green
> sledgehammer with which to destroy our secret wartime data that resided
> on 2314 diskpacks. The BFGSH (Big _____ Green Sledge Hammer), correctly
> weilded was I would suppose approved for emergency destruction only. I
> don't think they trusted us with too many thermite grenades :(
Hey, ours was *RED*..... :-) Actually for disk packs with TS on 'em
the approved method for destruction about 7 years ago was to take a
sander to the platter then degauss what was left... no idea if it's
changed since then.
Kent Hamilton Work: KHamilton @
URL: http://www.icon-stl.net/~khamilto Play: KentH @