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To make sure no one can recover the data on your USB drive or SD card, learn how to securely erase data on Linux.

USB drives and SD cards have become everyday tech accessories these days. But their widespread use also makes them a security concern. Since these devices often contain personal data, you must wipe them entirely before giving them to someone else. Plus, it's good to get rid of any data on storage devices before throwing them away.

Linux offers several tools that make wiping personal data effortless. Below, we look at some of the ways you can securely erase data from your USB drive or SD card in Linux.