Poor man's

set +e +u; dd if=/dev/urandom of="/media/usb1/$$";sync;sync
I sometimes have use an usb stick to distribute files to several standalone "internet" pc's. I don't trust these machines period. The sticks I have do not have a write protection. So as a added security measure I fill the unused space on the (small) usb stick with a file with randomly generated bits. Any malware that tries to write to this stick will find no space on it. Tested on slackware 14 Note: you may need root access to write to the device. This depends on your mount options.
Sample Output
set +e +u; dd if=/dev/urandom of="/media/usb1/$$";sync;sync
dd: writing to ?/mnt/hd/2967?: No space left on device
32617+0 records in
32616+0 records out
16699392 bytes (17 MB) copied, 1.436 s, 11.6 MB/s


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By: warkruid
2013-12-22 14:35:53

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