96 Practical Measures for Protecting Sensitive Information
which means that everything is left behind for a forensic investigator unless one actually wipes the empty space of the hard disk.
3. Perform the steps spelled out for all versions of Windows in Section 6.1.
4. Disable print and file sharing. This is a must. If you truly need to share printers and files in a home network situation, you must make sure that you configure things accurately so that this sharing does not extend to computers outside your home network.
i. Value Name: ClearPageFileAtShutdown
ii. Value Type: REG_DWORD
b. Eraser from http://www.tolvanen.com/eraser (free software that wipes one’s disk clean).
c. PGP version 6.58ckt Build 7. In addition follow the recommen- dations in Section 11.3. This software’s claim to fame is that it supports far longer key lengths than the mainstream PGP and is backwards compatible. Do not use the “pgp disk” option on Windows NT as it is faulty for most versions of PGP. Do not get PGP versions 7.x.