How to Securely Empty Trash in OS X El Capitan

Previous versions of OS X used to have a Secure Empty Trash feature, which would securely delete the contents of the Trash. What this did was overwrite the files with zeroes, making it much harder — nearly impossible, in fact — to recover the files.

Unfortunately, when OS X El Capitan was released, Apple removed the Secure Empty Trash feature. There are still a couple of ways you can securely delete files in El Capitan.

Read the rest of the article on The Mac Security Blog.

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