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Re: [opensuse] Malware on Disks
El 16/07/13 16:19, Lew Wolfgang escribió:

Of course one test would be to use fdisk to make sure there's
no disk partition label, the presumption being that no label ==
no filesystem == no malware. You need a filesystem to run a
"scan". But is this strictly true?

Yes, at least there can be no malware in the traditional sense.

Maybe the safest course is to zero both the MBR and the label
with dd?

Not really, just issue ATA secure erase (unless your concerns goes beyond that.. i.e malware in the drive's firmware, which its existence cannot usually be proven beyond reasonable doubt)

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