I recently experimented with different methods of disk randomization to find what would get the job done fastest. The openssl random number generator with AES in counter mode was said to be pretty ...
Due to big performance issues with an mdraid-1 array I'd like to pull down from the array one of the devices (Samsung 840 Pro), erase it to restore factory performance and re-add it to the array. The ...
I've seen that my system has a two kind of rootkits: SHV4 / SHV5. (I'm going to add a log here) I tried to remove it but I could not. Can anybody recommend me any way to do it? [ Rootkit Hunter ...
I had a disk experience a predictive failure. As a result, I removed the drive and replaced it. Now that I have the drive removed, I would like to sanitize it. What is the easiest way to go about ...
I made a bit of a boo boo last night in upgrading the BIOS in a Silicon Image Sil3132 eSATA adapter. It's a RAID controller in a server. I accidently flashed it with the wrong BIOS ;-) Not the end of ...
I'm looking for a quick, simple, and effective way to erase the hard drives of computers that my company will be getting rid of (donation to charity, most likely). Ideally, I would like a ...
I was wondering if there is some hardware out there that can simultaneously wipe/zero out many hard drives of different varieties. If there isn't, would it be simple enough to build one manually? We ...
Steve recommends to run the following code before you start your Emacs stty erase ^\? I get after running it stty: illegal option -- Backups usage: stty [-a|-e|-g] [-f file] [options] Steve's ...
Is there some faster way than /dev/[u]random? Sometimes, I need to do things like cat /dev/urandom > /dev/sdb The random devices are "too" secure und unfortunately too slow for that. I know that ...