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Re: E-BOMB
From: InfoSec News <isn () c4i org>
Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2001 05:11:09 -0500 (CDT)

Forwarded from: Renee Teunissen <renee () wittenburg10c nl>

Some people say that some goverments do store very cucial data on
punched tape and stored in special safes to ensure continuity....  
Dont know if this real or yet another nice story... :)

Cheers,
Renee.


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Renee Teunissen
Security and infrastructure consultant
PTS Software bv
Soerenseweg 61
7314je Apeldoorn
renee () pts nl

 ----- Original Message -----
From: "InfoSec News" <isn () c4i org>
To: <isn () attrition org>
Sent: Wednesday, September 26, 2001 10:49 AM
Subject: Re: [ISN] E-BOMB


Forwarded from: Russell Coker <russell () coker com au>

On Fri, 21 Sep 2001 09:39, you wrote:
http://popularmechanics.com/science/military/2001/9/e-bomb/print.phtml

BY JIM WILSON
September 2001

In the blink of an eye, electromagnetic bombs could throw
civilization back 200 years. And terrorists can build them for
$400.

This is a very interesting article, but it fails to mention one
crucial point.  What is the effect of an EMP weapon on magnetic
storage?

It would not be difficult to have some Faraday cages filled with spare
circuit boards ready for an EMP attack.  Then even if high power
surges took out shielded computers the damaged parts could be quickly
replaced.  As long as the data isn't lost it's not that much of a
problem.


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