[kwlug-disc] EMP attack from the sun

Chris Bruner cbruner at quadro.net
Thu May 19 14:53:54 EDT 2011


I just had an interesting question posed to me. If  there were a huge 
solar flare, it would look like a large EMP attack, possibly lasting weeks.

Any piece of wire including the ones powering the computer, connecting 
the screen,keyboard and mouse etc would be generating large amounts of 
power.

Would computers/harddisks survive? The Interent?

Should critical data be backed up with this in mind?

Any thoughts?




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