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    Linux Newbie the bassinvader's Avatar
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    Jun 2006

    second hand hard drives

    Hi everyone

    over the past few weeks i've been thinking about installing a slave dive
    on my ageing grey box and i wondered what implications (if any )this would have on security if i bought a second hand harddrive. I mean that, i know there are no worms or trojans that infect both linux and windows but say i installed a
    s h hardrive from one windows machine to another, or one linux machine to another, could i infect my current machine?

    thanx to anyone with time to answear

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    Administrator MikeTbob's Avatar
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    Apr 2006
    If you repartition the HD or format it, theres not much chance of anything surviving and for what it's worth, there is very few (less than 5 I think) Virus that will affect a Linux/Unix machine.
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