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CNET News: Via Gives Away Disc-Scrubbing Software

Sep 19, 2004, 13:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)

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"In an effort to promote a new processor feature, Via Technologies has released open-source software for thoroughly erasing deleted files.

"The Taiwanese company's Intel-compatible chips, such as the C3, Eden and Antaur, include a random number generator that is useful for tasks such as accelerating some encryption operations. The company this week released an open-source program called Tru-Delete that overwrites files with random numbers..."

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