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One-liner: Finance/data tinkerer by day, hobbyist composer by night. Academically interested in AI/ML and machine perception (currently working on a PhD in sound classification with machine audition techniques).


Educational background: Master of Finance, now pursuing a PhD in Computer Science (audio data analysis, signal processing, music recommender systems, MIR etc.).

Professional interests:

  • Quantitative finance
  • Financial markets

Academic interests:

  • Machine perception, audio data analysis, music recommender systems, MIR, signal processing and identification, audio mining
  • Artificial intelligence, machine learning, data mining, statistical analysis

Personal interests:

  • Music composition and sound design
  • Foreign languages
  • Fantasy books

My business card: karol.piczak.com

My web presence: karol.dvl.pl


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comment How reliable is a write protection switch on a USB flash drive?
So, a bit less specific version - would a read-only switch work as a reliable fail-safe mechanism when a write was not intended? Be it from malicious tampering with the live image or more probably just due to accidental erasing/overwriting when left mounted on another system.
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comment How reliable is a write protection switch on a USB flash drive?
Yes, in general this would help. But to be honest, when I look at the question now, I think my attack vector as described in its current state is purely theoretical and too specific. I also doubt any kind of attack would be that targeted. I should have described it as pertaining to the avoidance of unwanted data corruption.
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comment How reliable is a write protection switch on a USB flash drive?
That's in fact my assumption I'm trying to confirm. As to SD cards, I've added an excerpt from SD specifications showing that mechanical switches are explicitly host based. Only internal card protection would work, but it's not that common (optional to the standard). But I suppose it's this kind of internal solution that is used on flash drives, however I couldn't find anything precise about it.
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