When you normally delete your files in Mac OS X, the operating system is only forgetting where those particular files are placed, while the data still physically remains on the drive. Beginning with Mac OS 10.3, Apple enhanced its security by introducing the Secure Empty Trash feature, which follows the U.S. DoD pattern of overwriting data seven times. Permanent Eraser provides an even stronger level of security by implementing the Gutmann Method. This utility overwrites your data thirty-five times, scrambles the original file name, and truncates the file size to nothing before Permanent Eraser finally unlinks it from the system. Once your data has been erased, it can no longer be read through traditional means.
What is new in this release:
- New context menu plug-in for Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard.
- Increased app responsiveness while preparing to erase the Trash.
- Fixed a Retina UI issue on Yosemite.
- Fixed UI issues for non-English localizations.
- Tested and verified for OS X 10.11 El Capitan
What is new in version 2.6.3:
- Cancel while sizing the Trash.
- Fixed a warning on Yosemite when checking the OS version.
- Fixed a Dock icon drawing issue on Retina Macs.
- Added additional Retina-level images.
- Updated the code signing to work properly with Gatekeeper for OS X 10.9.5 and later.
- Tested and verified for OS X 10.10 Yosemite.
What is new in version 2.6.2:
- Updated plug-in for Mavericks.
- Fixed the code signing to work properly with Gatekeeper.
- Tested and verified for OS X 10.9 Mavericks.