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From:Paul DuBois Date:March 14 2003 12:09am
Subject:Re: Absolute Deletion
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At 1:12 +0100 3/14/03, Nico van Leeuwen wrote:
>Hi,
>
>I am trying to build an application that is using mysql and 
>sometimes sensitive data will need to be removed from the database.
>
>When I delete something how do I make sure there isn't a trace of it 
>left? I am looking for a linux shred type solution. There should be 
>absolutely no possibility of data recovery.
>
>Anyone know about the inner workings of the Delete command???
>
>Thanks in advance,
>
>Nico.

As far as I'm aware, there isn't anything like this.
If such a table has a primary key, you could use it to
update all the values in the row to overwrite them, then
delete the record.


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