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authorTails developers <amnesia@boum.org>2014-03-26 11:47:37 +0100
committerTails developers <amnesia@boum.org>2014-03-26 11:50:08 +0100
commitadae16ddf1727b80ddfdd6d9c505b87846255138 (patch)
tree2ffd836b32ed01b678d67c62603505178f7aa904
parent8e7284446f92036e3d01ffdc455409fdb1f01148 (diff)
Rework the instructions to securely delete the persistent volume
-rw-r--r--wiki/src/doc/first_steps/persistence/delete.mdwn14
-rw-r--r--wiki/src/doc/first_steps/persistence/warnings.mdwn4
2 files changed, 9 insertions, 9 deletions
diff --git a/wiki/src/doc/first_steps/persistence/delete.mdwn b/wiki/src/doc/first_steps/persistence/delete.mdwn
index 01de781..e40157b 100644
--- a/wiki/src/doc/first_steps/persistence/delete.mdwn
+++ b/wiki/src/doc/first_steps/persistence/delete.mdwn
@@ -11,22 +11,24 @@ This can be useful in order to delete all the files saved to the persistent
volume in a single operation. You can later create a new persistent volume on
the same device without having to reinstall Tails.
+Securely delete the persistent volume
+-------------------------------------
+
<div class="caution">
-<strong>This technique may not prevent an attacker to recover the files of the
+<strong>The previous technique might not prevent an attacker from recovering the files in the
old persistent volume using [[data
recovery techniques|encryption_and_privacy/secure_deletion#why]].</strong>
-For more security, start Tails from another media, and do the following
+To securely delete the persistent volume, start Tails from another media, and do the following
operations on the device that you want to delete securely:
<ol>
-<li>[[Create an encrypted partition|encryption_and_privacy/encrypted_volumes]]
-on the whole device. This step deletes both Tails and the persistent volume
-from the device.</li>
+<li>[[Format the device and create a single encrypted partition|encryption_and_privacy/encrypted_volumes]]
+on the whole device. This step deletes both Tails and the persistent volume.</li>
<li>[[Securely clean all the available disk
space|encryption_and_privacy/secure_deletion#clean_disk_space]] on this new encrypted
partition.</li>
-<li>[[Reinstall Tails|usb_installation]] on the device.</li>
+<li>[[Reinstall Tails|installation]] on the device.</li>
<li>Start Tails from the device and [[create a new persistent
volume|persistence/configure]].</li>
</ol>
diff --git a/wiki/src/doc/first_steps/persistence/warnings.mdwn b/wiki/src/doc/first_steps/persistence/warnings.mdwn
index bca2eca..5e5872e 100644
--- a/wiki/src/doc/first_steps/persistence/warnings.mdwn
+++ b/wiki/src/doc/first_steps/persistence/warnings.mdwn
@@ -11,9 +11,7 @@ Storing sensitive documents
the device can know that there is a persistent volume on it. Take into consideration
that you can be forced or tricked to give out its passphrase.
-Note also that **secure deletion does not work as expected on USB sticks.**<br/>
-[[See the corresponding documentation.|encryption_and_privacy/secure_deletion#usb_and_ssd]]
-Read also how to [[delete the persistent volume|delete]].
+Read also our instructions to [[securely delete the persistent volume|delete]].
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