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From "Henri Yandell (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Updated: (IO-70) [io] Add a secureDelete method to
Date Thu, 13 Jul 2006 03:10:30 GMT
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Henri Yandell updated IO-70:

    Bugzilla Id:   (was: 32144)
    Fix Version: 1.3

Consider whether FileCleaner could open up a callback for the delete and do so in 1.3, or
close as a WONTFIX.

> [io] Add a secureDelete method to
> ------------------------------------------------
>          Key: IO-70
>          URL:
>      Project: Commons IO
>         Type: Improvement

>  Environment: Operating System: other
> Platform: All
>     Reporter: Ralf Hauser
>     Priority: Minor
>      Fix For: 1.3

> in
> Commons Fileupload uses at least the io's FileCleaner.track() method.
> Unfortunately, they just use the plain java File.delete() method and not a more
> sophisticated delete as offered in this package.
> Especially, if servers running the FileUpload are sitting in DMZs and forward
> all personal/private uploaded information in another (DB-)server behind another
> firewall, one would not want that if the DMZ machine gets hacked, all previous
> uploads that are supposedly deleted still can easily be found on the disk by a
> not even that skilled attacker.
> Therefore, it would be great to have a pgp-wipe alike secure delete method here!
> it would overwrite the file multiple times and probably, it this should be
> spawned as a separte thread since that may take longer than a state-of-the-art
> GUI would want to wait for such an action to complete.

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