Re: [Full-Disclosure] Destroying PCs remotely?
From: gml (gml_at_phrick.net)
To: "Gary E. Miller" <email@example.com>, André Luís Quintaes Guimarães <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Wed, 18 Jun 2003 19:27:51 -0400
ok who volunteers to test this stuff out on their box?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gary E. Miller" <email@example.com>
To: "André Luís Quintaes Guimarães" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Wednesday, June 18, 2003 6:15 PM
Subject: Re: [Full-Disclosure] Destroying PCs remotely?
> Yo André!
> I have UPS on everything in my office. Got tired of replacing things
> monitors and disk drives every time the power bounced up and down a
> few times.
> Disk Drives are like Car Starters. They are only meant for intermittent
> duty. Last I checked, most HDs will kill the spin motor power transistors
> if you power them up and down 5 or 10 times in about 1 minute. You can
> certainly power up/down the HD with ACPI. Maybe the drive is smart
> enough not to exceed it's rated duty cycle.
> DPMS can turn the HV circui on and off a video monitor.
> Most PC QA deptartments power cycle all new PCs every 15 minutes for
> 24 hours. Scary to walk past the burn in racks and see all the dead
> So to summarize, to try to kill a PC we would try and or all of:
> power down the fans to cook the CPU
> overclock the CPU to cook it
> power cycle the monitor and HDs every 5 or 10 seconds to kill them.
> And of course any good hacker knows to wipe the disk clean to cover his
> Gary E. Miller Rellim 20340 Empire Blvd, Suite E-3, Bend, OR 97701
> email@example.com Tel:+1(541)382-8588 Fax: +1(541)382-8676
> On Wed, 18 Jun 2003, André Luís Quintaes Guimarães wrote:
> > Hmm, since kid I always thought interesting the idea of using apm to
> > repeatedly turn on and off monitors and hard drives until they burn. Off
> > course nowadays it would be kinda hard to suceed.
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