DBAN is an acronym for Darik’s Boot and Nuke, an open source project. DBAN is a designed to faciliate simple and secure erase of hard drives so that data is no longer recoverable. It uses random number overwrites and includes scripts for the Gutmann Method, Quick Erase, and Department of Defense approved overwrites (3 and 7 pass).
The popularity of the project has made DBAN and “nuking” synonymous with securely wiping a disk.
- By Jason Fitzpatrick on 10/15/13