[HARDWARE] PC Killer?
ptrei at securitydynamics.com
Tue Sep 1 10:36:07 EDT 1998
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> From: John Price [SMTP:linux-guru at gcfl.net]
> Sent: Tuesday, September 01, 1998 12:44 AM
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> Subject: Re: [HARDWARE] PC Killer?
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> Just for the record, there is nothing in the client that can kill your
> processor... Actually, there is no program that can be written that will
> kill a processor...
There are, in fact, malicous programs which can kill
a PC's hardware. Software which re-writes the EEPROM CMOS
settings thousands of times can kill the EEPROM, making
the machine unbootable. In some early displays, forcing
them to a refresh rate higher than that for which they
were designed could actually cause the CRTs to catch
fire (yes, an actual HCF (Halt and Catch Fire)
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