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Re: [opensuse] Malware on Disks
  • From: "Carlos E. R." <robin.listas@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 17 Jul 2013 14:42:39 +0200 (CEST)
  • Message-id: <alpine.LNX.2.00.1307171440490.2653@Telcontar.valinor>
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On Tuesday, 2013-07-16 at 16:33 -0400, Cristian Rodríguez wrote:

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)

With the added advantage that this is done by the disk firmware, not the computer; ie, you do not load the computer at all. You could do a hundred disks at once, if you can connect them all, that is :-)

- -- Cheers,
Carlos E. R.
(from 12.3 x86_64 "Dartmouth" at Telcontar)

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