How To Create A Dummy File For Better eSecurity
Today’s public post is going to give you a short introduction to dummy files and teach you how to create a basic random text file (“dummy file”). I know, I know. This post is not very interesting. But having the ability to create one or more dummy files on your hard drive will help to secure the drive for when you decide to sell it or give it away or trash it. This is another one of the essential tools you will need to protect you and your loved ones from government intrusion – and IFA want’s everyone to stay free so far as possible – human imperfections and all. So, let’s begin…
Does anyone know one of the best things that you can use a random text file for? No, you say? To fill up the empty space on your hard drive, of course! And why would you want to fill up your hard drive with a dummy file? Well, let’s consider this common example: If you have a 100 GB hard drive and you are only using 50 GB, and you need to securely erase the other 50GB, you still need to cover over the wiped space with a random text file. It helps to make sure, as a second level of security, that no one will be able to recover the data you have taken great pains to erase. Many Americans are not familiar with a private company based in Israel named Cellibrite. But law your friendly neighborhood law enforcement agencies do. Cellebrite claims to provide “[d]igital intelligence for a safer world. Cellebrite empowers law enforcement, military and intelligence, and corporate customers with relevant and defensible digital evidence to build stronger cases and more effective operations.” In a nutshell Cellebrite uses highly classified electronic methods to sniff out deleted data on hard drives, USB sticks, portable devices – you name it. They are responsible for helping the FBI break into encrypted iPhones. Read more about the FBIs ability to hack phones. So, anyone who thinks their deleted data is bullet proof deleted, better think again. The desktop utility that will create a random (dummy) text file is called the “Dummy File Creator” (for Windows only) and it is available for FREE download as long as the use is for personal use. IFA has tested the utility, and proudly given it two brilliant thumbs up. There are other random text generators out there, but this one is the simplest to use, and it can generate a VERY large random text file. Impressive! to say the least. The Dummy File Creator page also has instructions, although they are a bit complex. MyNikko.com/dummy also has a bunch of information to help you understand file generators a bit better. Follow the instructions carefully, and you’ll do fine.
There is also a cloud-based version of a random text generator at: FakeFileGenerator.com . So, if you find using a Random File Generator desktop version a bit too difficult, you can give a cloud-based version a try. Once you create the file, simply save it to your disk drive and let it fill up the empty space. Ta-Da! That’s all there is to it.
Finally, we want to introduce you to another cloud-based version at PineTools.com which will allow you to easily select the number and size of the random text file(s) you want to generate.
Learning you way around random text file generation is key to developing the skills and knowledge needed to protect your ePrivacy from nosy family members and the IRS. Yes, you read it right. We said IRS. Who in God’s ever-changing world knows what those ball busters are up to these days.