A family member got an 8GB Sandisk USB pen drive from someone, and wants me to check if there are any files on it and whether he can use the pen drive after formatting it.
I know it would be unwise to trust a USB from an unknown source. I found one source of how to tackle this situation in a Mac, but how do I do it in Ubuntu/Linux?
Is it really impossible to identify and clean a USB of malware?. Even if impossible, what would be the safest way to check it for files and format it?