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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
>>affected.
>>
>>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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