January 27

Forensics: Erase/Zero out a drive

Before using a drive to copy forensic data on to it you should make certain the drive is completely free of past data.  You can accomplish this by using the following command in your favourite variety of Linux:

(Make 100% certain you are zeroing out the right drive before running this command.)

dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdX

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Posted January 27, 2016 by Timothy Conrad in category "Forensics

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