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Self-Distruct Silicon (Exploding Circuit Boards)


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A new discovery implying to be a new "last resort" to security defenses on government computer systems and really important servers. The quote below is from Oracle Magazine

 

"Those wishing to see a pilfered peripheral taken dead rather than alive may be encouraged by the work of a team of chemists at University Of California, San Diego. Researchers have created computer chips that can ruin the circuitry in anything from a spy plane to a cell phone. It involves applying an oxidizing chemical alled gadolinium nitrate to a permeable silicon chip. When an appropriate electric charge is applyed to the chemical--a detonation command sent to a laptop computer, for example--the chemical rapidly burns the host silicon, melting the chip"

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When you mean blow up, do you mean kaboom? or a poof. Because my old ass computer went poof. And if thats the case, then its been around for quite some time now. (exploding silicon that is)

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I didn't mean it exploded. The scientists that are developing this are doing this now... If you have a "poof" on a computer circuit its your computer, this new method of security is just beind developed and requires you to put a particular liquid on the chip, that has a striker connected. So soon (when a scientist says soon hes bullshitting), probably within the next hundred thousand years, the governments systems will be more secure (running either a unix or linux system) and if a hacker actually gets past. the liquid melts the chip killing the connection within 2 seconds of him being in the system.

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If the FBI comes knocking, the best thing for him to do is not have a computer in the house period, because even if his main chips melt, the fed will take his hard drive. and recover it. and they can view 7 layers of history. they are good man, you could fuck a hard drive up bad, and their experts could recover some information

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This is a true, long past, cold war conundrum. A bunch of engineers had a task of figuring out how to dispose of 10 1ton modules under directions of the military. Their paperwork listed them as top secret and the military, afraid of being stormed wanted options of disposal in under ten minutes for the bunch of them. The engineers thought like you are now of blowing them up, dropping them in acid, or filling them with powdered magnesium and burning them. The military wanted the least destructive and most efficient way possible. The engineers worked and searched their brains for weeks.

Then one engineer asked what was specifically top secret about these units. Loking it up they saw it was only a small component and a schematic on the inside of a door. Problem solved.

They devised a plan where one soldier could destroy each component, collect all the schematics and destroy them in less than three minutes.

It pays to look outside the given parameters. Sometimes the answers there.:rolleyes:

Just for thought;)

just aman

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I guess it would suck if someone harboraing ill intentions towards our government found a way to send the command from the outside, heh. Spy plane flying around, suddenly all its computers die, plane crashes, there you have it.

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Thank God our military chips are still Mil. Spec. and hardened against EM and radiation interference. I read we have a new drone plane with an EM pulse to knock out SAM sites and Com.

If we fight saddam it will be a lot better than the Warthog bait tactics we use now. Less risk to our men.

I hope the exploding chips are used with caution and only in Comm. circuits or classified but non lethal equipment.

Just aman

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It's more like a powder on the top of the chip, then when the self distruct mechanism is triggered, the powder gets a charge, and the chemicals mix, destroying the chip in about 2 minutes, and it takes a minute for the ejection of the chip

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