updated 03:50 pm EDT, Fri June 5, 2009
BCWipe deletion app ships
Jetico has released BCWipe, a program designed to delete files missed by Mac OS X. When deleting files from a hard disk, items are not always completely erased, and as a result can be restored through any recovery utility. BCWipe attempts permanent, unrecoverable deletions; users can choose between Department of Defense or Peter Gutmann wiping scheme. As needed, the software also lets users create customized wiping plans.
In order to launch the program, users must go through a command line. The software can be run free for 30 days, but afterward costs $50 at the Jetico website. Mac OS X 10.5 or later is required.