If the dvd-r can only be written to once, if malware gets on the dvd-r before I burn an iso to it, would the malware on the dvd prevent the burning from happening?

  • If you already have a project containing malware written to your DVD-R, how can you write an iso on top of it? Brasero would complain that the disk is not empty. Sep 27 '20 at 15:06
  • @RomanRiabenko No project, just putting in blank dvd-r into infected computer and then potentially writing to the blank dvd-r itself, nothing else.
    – 88species
    Sep 27 '20 at 15:30
  • .... the malware writing to the dvd...
    – 88species
    Sep 27 '20 at 15:36
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    Is there a DVD renaissance going on or what? Do computers still have DVD drives? Who is still going to use DVDs as a malware vector in 2020?
    – user414777
    Sep 27 '20 at 17:47
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    Please consider wording. A blank DVD has no data, this is what the word blank is about, hence no malware. So, if some software (maybe malware on its own) burns malware on it before you want to burn your data on it, then the DVD is no longer blank, just you do not know it. And yes, you will not be able to burn it because it would not be the first session. Sep 27 '20 at 19:43

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