Incinerator is an app that securely erases files from your hard drive with extreme prejudice. It is capable of obliterating pretty much any file in its way - and yours. When you normally erase a file on your Mac, more often than not, the file can still be retrieved. Don't take chances: protect your data with Incinerator!
Incinerator 1.2 is here, and it's packed with the features that you've all been waiting for, like the ability to incinerate folders, applications, and even the Trash. Plus, it's full of bug fixes and improvements to make your experience even more pleasant.
So what are you waiting for?
Incinerator is an app that securely erases files from your hard drive with extreme prejudice. It is capable of obliterating pretty much any file in its way - and yours.
When you normally erase a file on your Mac, more often than not, the file can still be retrieved. Using professional software, even amateur computer users can find potentially dangerous information on your hard drive, such as sensitive documents, bills, etc. This is because when you erase a file, the file does not "disappear": the operating system simply marks the data as no longer being used, but the data still remains and is accessible until another file is created that writes over the data that previously was there. This means that special software can hunt for these unused data sections and restore them into files. The following video1 demonstrates exactly how easy this is:
Because of this threat, it is vital that you write over sensitive files before erasing them, so that anybody who tries to access your hard drive and recover the files will find random data, and not anything potentially sensitive. Incinerator can do this job, and it is available on the Mac App Store under the Utilities page.
1 - Disclaimer: This video and its mentioned commercial software is included as a demonstration to demonstrate the necessity of the product advertised on this page. Its use does not constitute an endorsement of the product contained therein, and I cannot be held resposnsible for any damages that it may incur.