shred command: makes files unrecoverable in Linux

Posted by trendoceangd on Jun 22, 2022 8:44 PM EDT
TREND OCEANS; By Jake Redfield
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Are you still removing your files containing sensitive information (ssh keys, account password, auth file, etc) using the standard way?

Then you are making it easier for third-party applications to recover. Let’s dig in more; every time you delete files the standard way, they just get unlinked from the filesystem, making the block free for overwriting.

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