On Sat, 2019-01-26 at 20:01 +0000, Jonathan Dieter wrote:
On Fri, 2019-01-25 at 20:24 -0800, Gordon Messmer wrote:
> On 1/25/19 6:45 PM, Jonathan Ryshpan wrote:
> > Is there a quicker way to protect my data when I give the drives away,
> > other than smashing the drives to bits?
> The quickest would be to encrypt the drives from the beginning. When you
> want to discard the drives, you just need to wipe the LUKS header. With
> the key wiped out, the rest of the drive is just random bits.
This, 100 times over!
Undoubtedly, *if* the drive was previously encrypted. Nothing the OP
has says indicates this is the case, and encrypting it now is not going
to be faster than trashing it.