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Daily News Round #2 for September 15, 2004

Daily News Round #2 news post from TweakTown's online news computing and technology content pages for September 15, 2004
By: Steve Dougherty | Posted: Sep 15, 2004 12:51 pm

- VIA Boosts Hard Drive Security with VIA PadLock Tru-Delete

VIA have today released their PadLock Tru-Delete software utility and source code which simply writes back over previously deleted data to be sure of private information not getting into the wrong hands. With it's random data overwrite process, it's said to perform at up to 50% faster when utilized with one of VIA's C5XL or C5P Nehemiah cored processors with the use of their PadLock RNG technique. Want to know more about how it all works? you'd be wanting to read through VIA's official press release then.


Taipei, Taiwan, September 15h 2004 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and PC platform solutions, today made available the VIA PadLock Tru-Delete utility and source code, a new security application that writes over previously deleted files to keep sensitive data away from prying eyes.


The VIA PadLock Tru-Delete utility, the latest addition to the VIA PadLock Software Security Suite, is designed to help protect privacy by saving random data over files that have been deleted, rendering them virtually unrecoverable. When run on a system based on a VIA processor with C5XL or C5P Nehemiah core, the random data is generated by the VIA PadLock RNG resulting in a performance improvement of up to 50% over software-based random number generation.


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