[funsec] GSS warns that hackers can now destroy hardware

rms at computerbytesman.com rms at computerbytesman.com
Fri Sep 28 14:22:54 CDT 2007


Yes.  "hardware-destroying" is an adjective for "software".  The hyphen is
the key.

Richard

> Wouldn't it be software destroying hardware?
>
> On 9/28/07, rms at computerbytesman.com <rms at computerbytesman.com> wrote:
>> In my condo building, the door for the parking garage is controlled by
>> an
>> off-the-shelf Windows PC.  I'm sure with enough time and effort, the
>> software in this box can be modified to start closing the garage door in
>> such a way to scratch up a car as it is passing through.  Does this
>> count
>> as hardware-destroying software ;-).
>>
>> Richard
>>
>



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