PGP Shredder algorithm.
Previously I have been told to look at PGP Shredder as a potential piece of software which is capable of secure data deletion. By “secure data deletion” I mean functionality which is responsible for secure destruction of data on an entire hard disk drive, individual partitions, individual files, etc. We all know that via utilizing specialized equipment, it is possible to recover even repeatedly overwritten information. I’m willing to avoid such a situation, especially with confidential data.
Based on what I’ve read in the corresponding User Guide, PGP is likely to answer my requirements. Nevertheless, I’m eager to understand in details how this software works? I’m willing to find as much as possible about used algorithm since it’s the case of the confidential data.
In the existent UG there is nothing but the following statement:
The PGP Shredder feature works by overwriting your data with random text. It repeats this multiple times, or passes.
Can somebody provide link to the document with full description of the process or give specific explanation regarding it?
Thanks in advance.