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Add a fast secure erase

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I think it would be very good to have a "header shredder", which overwrites just the headers of a (set of) partitions. By this it would be possible to do secure deletion very fast.
I know that an adversary could still decrypt the drive if he obtained the AES-key before, but the deleted partition is no longer vulnerable to direct password-based attacks (e.g. dictionary)

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Enigma2Illusion wrote Oct 13, 2015 at 6:33 PM

Is your request different from the feature request link below? If yes, please explain.

https://veracrypt.codeplex.com/workitem/26

RandomNameforCode wrote Oct 18, 2015 at 8:56 PM

My idea is a part of the mentioned panic button - allow wiping only the headers. It is basically Item 260 (funny getting item number 260 for this ^^), but without the panic :)