Re: PRIVACY: MSIExplorer email spy file

Lee Daniel Crocker (
Sat, 15 Mar 1997 22:26:45 -0800 (PST)

> Even the PGP overwriting? I can't remember what it said, but it claims
> to be efficient at this. I mean, not like I expect the Feds to come
> running in and doing a search on my hard-drive, so I would assume it
> would keep most people out of it, correct? I suppose, though, if they
> can revive a hard drive that's been tossed in a deep river, and regain
> most of the data on it, then they should be able to recover the wiped
> data, eh? So, how the hell do you get rid of the data? Smash the hard
> drive? Burn it? Is anyone aware of the efficiency of the PGP wipe
> compared to other commercial software?

Yes, such programs would protect you from nosy neighbors and
roommates, and maybe even the local cops, but not the FBI or NSA.
>From them, you'd have to either never put anything on your computer
in the first place--even if you never save it; modern OSs have
virtual memory--or else /melt/ your hard drive.

Lee Daniel Crocker <>