Standards with which WIPERAPP complies

Category: Software Basics

The WIPERAPP software is fully compliant with the Purge and Clear standards described in the NIST 800-88 rev.1 (December 2014) document, which is the newest international standard for data erasure.

WIPERAPP supports Purge methods like: Security Enhanced Erase, Block Erase, Crypto Scramble Erase

Additionally, WIPERAPP supports overwrite methods created 25years ago (last updated in year 2006):

  • U.S. National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (DoD 5220.22-M) (3 passes: 0x00, 0xFF, random)
  • U.S. DoD Unclassified Computer Hard Drive Disposition (4 passes: random, complement, random, complement)
  • U.S. Navy Staff Office Publication NAVSO P-5239-26 (3 passes: 0x00, 0xFF, randoms)
  • U.S. Air Force System Security Instruction 5020 (4 passes: 0x00, 0xFF, random, 0x00)
  • British HMG Infosec Standard 5, Baseline Standard (2 passes: 0x00, random)
  • British HMG Infosec Standard 5, Enhanced Standard (3 passes: 0xFF, 0x00, random)
  • Bruce Schneier’s Algorithm (7 passes: 0x00, 0xFF, randoms, randoms, randoms, randoms, randoms)
  • German Federal Office for Information Security (2 passes: randoms, complements)
  • Communications Security Establishment Canada ITSG-06 (3 passes: 0xFF, complement, randoms)

randoms - pseudo-random 8 characters string

random - random number from 0x00 to 0xFF range

complement - binary negation of previous pass number

complements - binary negation of previous pass string

Operator also can select custom media overwrite method, select number of passes (1-16 passes) and overwrite pattern (0x00, 0xFF, random)

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