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[liberationtech] Forbes recommends tools for journalists

Eric S Johnson crates at
Mon Dec 17 15:25:45 PST 2012

> Secure deletion is a problem we could solve in software, by encrypting
> the data and then destroying the key to render the data unrecoverable,
> *if* we had a few bytes of persistent, erasable storage in which to
> store the key. (Storing the key on the SSD itself doesn't work,
> because then we can't securely delete the key.)
> I'm not aware of any suitable storage on current smartphones or
> personal computers

Isn't this exactly how the iOS (v4+) can be remotely "wiped" in a couple
seconds? Everything's encrypted, so deleting the key ...

Or are we saying the iOS's storage of the key is insecure?


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