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[liberationtech] Forbes recommends tools for journalists

Brian Conley brianc at
Mon Dec 17 15:28:31 PST 2012

Its SSD so its still not a secure wipe, no?
On Dec 18, 2012 12:26 AM, "Eric S Johnson" <crates at> wrote:

> > 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?
> Best,
> Eric
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