Originally Posted by Ataturk
Deleting files off your computer correctly presumably leaves no evidence it was done, as opposed to a big pile of drilled, microwaved, water-logged hard drives.
Depends on who is doing the reconstruction. Deleting and rewriting a thousand times will cover most, but if the hard core FBI© gets involved they can recover a whole lot.
EDIT - Or at least they claim to. Most of the time the deleted files are only partials. Sometimes as little as a few bits, which are then claimed to match files 10s or 100s of MBs in size. It's all bullshit, but it's enough to convict you, since no jury wants to see the images and once they do you are going to be convicted regardless of if you actually did it or not.