Various software programs can be used to overwrite data. One popular product, Evidence Eliminator, draws a red flag in legal circles.
"I'm still puzzled why someone would use a product of that name," said Michael A. Gold, a senior partner with the law firm Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Marmaro in Century City, Calif., and a chairman of the firm's Discovery Technology Group.
Wednesday, April 05, 2006
The Evidence Eliminator
A sure sign of a guilty conscience? See Erica Taub, Deleting May Be Easy, but Your Hard Drive Still Tells All, NYTimes Online (April 5, 2006):