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This issue was specific in nature, and has since been patched out of Ruby. Flash was more of an example of how one can exploit this issue with a browser plugin, a good example too given it's probably one of the most common plugins, but the actual flaw was in Ruby. We are also talking way edge case that an attacker could pull this off. There is really ...


Yes, that will do the trick just fine. Another option is to use shred, in your case shred -n 1 -v /dev/sdX (one pass, and enable verbosity to see the progress). Note that both of these solutions won't work against a BadUSB-infected flash drive, since BadUSB turns the flash drive into an arbitrary device, usually a keyboard (that types shell commands in ...

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