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Old 04-14-2007, 10:49 AM   #1
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securely wiping a pen drive

hi, is there a program in linux that can overwrite a usb pen drive multiple times, to make the data unrecoverable?
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A few links for you
Old 04-14-2007, 12:16 PM   #3
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some more: wipe, secure_delete, kpkg -X ... (if you have kde installed).
If you want to delete the complete stick, then a simple dd should do the job fine

dd if=/dev/urandom of=/your/stick

repeat that a few times.
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DBAN --but I'm not sure is has a USB driver. Good to have around anyway
Old 04-14-2007, 04:15 PM   #5
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thanks, ill try them out


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