Wipe your deleted data away: using cipher.exe

Wednesday, 13 April 2005, 5:59 AM EST

In this article we will look at how to use a tool called ‘cipher’ which is a command line tool included with Windows 2000 and XP. We will learn how to use its newest functionality – allowing administrators the ability to wipe all deleted (marked for deletion) data on the hard disk. This would overwrite all of the deleted data and provide for better security. If someone steals your system, like a laptop, then the thief would not be able to recover that data. In this article we learn how to perform this procedure.

By Robert J. Shimonski at WindowSecurity.com

[ Read more ]




Spotlight

Internet of Things: Bracing for the data flood

Whether we think we should be connecting the IoT and our existing systems together or not, the basic imperative to extract business intelligence from the raw information will demand that the connection takes place.


Weekly newsletter

Reading our newsletter every Monday will keep you up-to-date with security news.
  



Daily digest

Receive a daily digest of the latest security news.
  
DON'T
MISS

Tue, Jul 28th
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2015 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //