16 is so much safer than 10

I am indebted to a colleague of mine (thank you David) for drawing this to my attention.

The Symantec Norton SystemWorks 2002 Professional Edition manual says:

“About hexadecimal values – Wipe Info uses hexadecimal values to wipe files. This provides more security than wiping with decimal values.”

I suppose octal or (worse) binary, just won’t cut the mustard.

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