>Define "secure" >Floppy disks die a lot for no reason. Shit sucks
This, fuck floppies. Just get several USB sticks or SD cards and make more than one backup of any mission critical data. Encrypt the files if you're worried about unauthorized people accessing said files.
I still have several floppies lying around and they still work, alternatively I also have a 1GB cheapo usb stick that I've used and reused, zero-written too many times to count and it still works like new. I guess it depends on your usage OP
>>52699603 If you're worried about malware hiding in USB firmware, then yes, the only solution to that is to not use USB devices. This is, famously, how Stuxnet jumped an air gap to infect Iranian nuclear facilities.
This is a very targeted attack though, and requires an adversary with nation-state resources to know who you are and be interested in you specifically. If you're Ed Snowden, then yes, you should worry about this, and avoid plugging random zip disquettes into a secure machine. If you're just some guy hiding his doujins, this isn't a security measure you need to take.
>>52702722 Yeah, but what could they do about something in your gut? How would they even know where to look? I doubt anything other than an x-ray would reveal it. It's not like a warrant allows them to pump your stomach.
>>52702806 >Yeah, but what could they do about something in your gut? well if they find out you swallowed it, they nail you for evidence tampering and obstruction of justice, even if they can't ever see what's on it.
>>52699603 Sorry, but nobody's made a decent-quality floppy disk for well over a decade, anon. It will die, and it will corrupt your shit.
Last time I bought a box of 10, 8 were unformattable on arrival, because there's no QC, because there's no demand for it. Verbatim themselves aren't even manufacturing them anymore.
Old media are kind of OK, but are wearing out over time.
Sorry to say, but the same is true of writable optical media: Taiyo-Yuden have shut down their media production facilities. I've got a small stock of CD-Rs and DVD-Rs, but I never really use them anymore.
>if you're ed snowden you need to worry >it was a targeted attack
I disagree. They put Stuxnet out there and let it jump from computer to computer until it hir a scientist's computer that worked at the lab. He then brought a USB home and it infected the USB, which infected the lab.
These kind of infect-everyone-until-we-hit-our-target attacks would create vulnerabilities in potentially millions of computers, which could then be exploited by virtually anyone. Stuxnet is still out there and spreading as we speak. Had it been configured to leave a backdoor in a popular application, instead of targeting nuclear centrifuges, the effects would have been devestating.
The conviction rate is 98% at trial. Most cases plea out before trial, so the actual percentage is much higher. In addition to waiting for sufficient evidence, they also use the threat of exorbitant sentences to get people to plea guilty who otherwise would go to trial. You also receive an "Acceptance of Responsibilty" reduction for giving up your right to a trial. Land of the free.
>>52704524 >Had it been configured to leave a backdoor in a popular application, instead of targeting nuclear centrifuges, the effects would have been devestating. daily reminder it was mossad who made it, to target iran, and that israel is actually at war with everyone.
>>52702806 >It's not like a warrant allows them to pump your stomach. Dude, what? Where have you been? In America they CAN, HAVE AND WILL pump your stomach, feed you laxatives, X-ray you, even shove a camera up your ass. And that's just for fucking drugs. If they think you have data in your stomach they need, you're pretty well fucked indeed.
>>52709736 Some dude in NY was mistaken for a suspect by cops and this happened to him. They "induced vomiting", watched him poop and dug through it, then shoved a camera in his ass. Then stuck him with a $10k bill for it all.
Want nobody to be able to read your stuff? Encrypt whatever you're storing before you store it and you're good on any media.
Want a lower risk of being attacked through the media you use? Floppy discs don't have the capability of firmware malware like USBs do.
Want the data to be available when you need it? It's a toss up. Floppy discs can very, very easily become corrupted, so, in practice, typically have a shorter lifespan than USB drives, although they should, theoretically, last as long as other magnetic tape storage media (which can last decades if properly cared for).
You could get an M-Disc writer and use M-Discs which theoretically will last 1000 years, and isn't vulnerable to the USB firmware attacks.
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