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Re: [SLE] Dead Linux machines
  • From: James Knott <james.knott@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 03 Jul 2005 21:31:51 -0400
  • Message-id: <42C89187.3010406@xxxxxxxxxx>
Ken Schneider wrote:
> On Sun, 2005-07-03 at 17:53 +0100, Kevanf1 wrote:
>>On 02/07/05, Tim Grant <tgrant@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>I think EMP is only an issue for machines that are actually running at
>>the time of release of the pulse. A PC switched off would not be
>>I could of course be wrong about that and please correct me if I am.
>>It would seem to make sense that only a 'live' machine would be
>>affected though.
> Keep in mind that most modern PC's still have electric running through
> them as the on/off switch is electronic not mechanical. Based on that,
> unless you have the plug pulled it would still be susceptible.

Devices don't have to be on, for EMP to cause damage. It generates
harmful voltages in the circuitry, that damages solid state devices.

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