[LINK] Self-erasing flash drives destroy court evidence
Roger.Clarke at xamax.com.au
Thu Mar 3 10:15:46 AEDT 2011
At 9:55 +1100 3/3/11, Bernard Robertson-Dunn wrote:
>Self-erasing flash drives destroy court evidence
>'Golden age' of forensics coming to close
>By Dan Goodin in San Francisco
>Posted in ID, 1st March 2011
>Data stored [in solid-state memory] is [able to be] permanently erased ...
So, normal service is resumed.
Recoverability of nominally deleted data was an incidental feature of
magnetic recording media, different from rocks, vellum (remember the
palimpsest!) and paper.
The feature will fade away as magnetic media fades away.
To co-opt one of the great advertising lines:
'What part of 'delete' don't you understand?'.
Roger Clarke http://www.rogerclarke.com/
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