OSx - File Shredder - Permanently Erase Files @ Apple Mac App Store
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OSx - File Shredder - Permanently Erase Files @ Apple Mac App Store

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Found 24th Apr 2015
Permanently shred files & folders from your system to keep information secure and impossible for anyone to retrieve.

Optional Shredding Methods;

- 1 Pass Erase
This option is quick and provides a good security option. It erases the information used to access your files and write random bytes over the data once.

- 7 Pass Erase
This option takes 8 times longer than"1 Pass Erase" and provides better security option. It erases the information used to access your files and write over data 7 times based on US Department of Defence (DoD) 5220-20 M standard algorithms.

- 35 Pass Erase
This option takes 35 times longer than "1 Pass Erase" and provides the best security option. It erases the information used to access your files and writes over the data 35 times based on the Gutmann method for deletion.

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9 Comments

Secure Empty Trash does the same and it's built in.

Original Poster

@dzejms thanks! didn't know about this feature!

the built in Secure Empty Trash only does a 1 pass erase though
Also, as more and more disks are going SSD, multipass deletion is becoming unnecessary

Mac OS X interfaces to srm, such as the "Secure Empty Trash" menu item in … Mac OS X interfaces to srm, such as the "Secure Empty Trash" menu item in the Finder, use the DOD-recommended 7-pass algorithm, although srm uses the 35-pass version by default.



It's 7-pass.

Original Poster

page 9 - training.apple.com/pdf…pdf

7 - pass is available when you wipe a drive partition.

Secure delete is 1 - pass

It looks like it depends of the OS C versions:

10.6:

Page 162 - apple.com/sup…pdf

Secure Empty Trash uses a 7-pass erase to securely erase files stored in … Secure Empty Trash uses a 7-pass erase to securely erase files stored in the Trash.Depending on the size of the files being erased, securely emptying the Trash can taketime to complete.



Original Poster

ah! nice

Original Poster

Thanks, learn something new again! the SRM command does everything!

the benefit of this would be that you can do a right click and shred rather than multiple clicks for secure shred.. for free worth a shot

Cmd+right click (or hold left) on trash.
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