After reading the answers on Permanently delete files from a flash drive, where the top rated answer was simply to pulverize it with a hammer, I wondered whether a microwave could be used to the same effect.
I know microwaves induce currents in metallic objects, which act as antennae (Wikipedia), so this question can be divided into two parts:
1) Can an induced electric current in a flash storage device destroy data?
2) Is it plausible that the current induced in a domestic microwave oven would be sufficient to reliably destroy data stored on a flash device?
It has been suggested that microwaving may be an effective way to destroy a spinning hard disk (Destroy a hard drive without proper equipment [closed]), but is it plausible that the same method could be used to delete data on flash chips?