[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 

Would computers/harddisks survive? The Interent?

Should critical data be backed up with this in mind?

Any thoughts?

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