Permanent Eraser 2.4 details
When you normally delete your files in Mac OS X, the operating
system is only forgetting where those particular files are placed,
while the data still physically remains on the drive. Beginning with
Mac OS 10.3, Apple enhanced its security by introducing the Secure
Empty Trash feature, which follows the U.S. DoD pattern of overwriting
data seven times.
Permanent Eraser provides an even stronger level of security by
implementing the Gutmann Method. This utility overwrites your data
thirty-five times, scrambles the original file name, and truncates the
file size to nothing before Permanent Eraser finally unlinks it from
the system. Once your data has been erased, it can no longer be read
through traditional means.
What’s New in this Version
– Redesigned interface, which displays amount of data being erased.
– Added “Do not show this messaage again” option in the alert dialog.
– Significant portions of the program have been re-engineered.
– Updated icons, tailored for Mac OS 10.5 and 10.6.
– Tested and updated for Mac OS 10.6 Snow Leopard.
- Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later