From: InfoSec News (isnat_private)
Date: Sun Sep 30 2001 - 03:11:09 PDT

Forwarded from: Renee Teunissen <reneeat_private>

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... :)


Renee Teunissen
Security and infrastructure consultant
PTS Software bv
Soerenseweg 61
7314je Apeldoorn

 ----- Original Message -----
From: "InfoSec News" <isnat_private>
To: <isnat_private>
Sent: Wednesday, September 26, 2001 10:49 AM
Subject: Re: [ISN] E-BOMB

> Forwarded from: Russell Coker <russellat_private>
> On Fri, 21 Sep 2001 09:39, you wrote:
> >
> >
> > 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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