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    New remotely vaporizable electronics architecture detailed

    Self destructive ability is said to produce no harmful byproducts.
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    Re: New remotely vaporizable electronics architecture detailed

    This USB Key will self destruct in 5 seconds......

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    Re: New remotely vaporizable electronics architecture detailed

    So Samsung,Apple,etc can then cause their overpriced phones to self destruct exactly after two years,forcing you to upgrade??

    I jest,but I wonder if this could be integrated at a hard to detect level to cause electronic devices to go kaput remotely.


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    Re: New remotely vaporizable electronics architecture detailed

    I'm not sure i fancy having a medical device getting vaporised inside me when it contains rubidium and sodium bifluoride (BTW the articles misspelled bifluoride, the o and u needs to be swapped)

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    Re: New remotely vaporizable electronics architecture detailed

    'The vaporizable electronics "anti-theft feature" of your device has been compromised by IronyWorm. Please send XXX bitcoin to XXX address or your device will be destroyed.'
    If you have been affected by this program on nuclear weapons and would like to learn more, please press your red button now.

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    Re: New remotely vaporizable electronics architecture detailed

    Quote Originally Posted by Lanky123 View Post
    'The vaporizable electronics "anti-theft feature" of your device has been compromised by IronyWorm. Please send XXX bitcoin to XXX address or your device will be destroyed.'
    This was my first thought.

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    Re: New remotely vaporizable electronics architecture detailed

    "Yes your honour, you are free to browse the contents of my device for illegal activity, IF YOU CAN FIND IT!"

    Jury: We get it, you vape

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    Re: New remotely vaporizable electronics architecture detailed

    Quote Originally Posted by EvilCycle View Post
    "Yes your honour, you are free to browse the contents of my device for illegal activity, IF YOU CAN FIND IT!"

    Jury: We get it, you vape
    Vaping electronics. Thats a new and potentially expensive habit!!


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    Re: New remotely vaporizable electronics architecture detailed

    Quote Originally Posted by EvilCycle View Post
    "Yes your honour, you are free to browse the contents of my device for illegal activity, IF YOU CAN FIND IT!"
    That was my first thought - All the crims and filthy pervs now getting away with it.

    Nowt wrong with vaping, though...

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    Re: New remotely vaporizable electronics architecture detailed

    This will take planned obsolescence to a whole new level. Has Apple bought them yet?

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    Re: New remotely vaporizable electronics architecture detailed

    Ideal for a Gary Powers scenario...

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    Re: New remotely vaporizable electronics architecture detailed

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    So Samsung,Apple,etc can then cause their overpriced phones to self destruct exactly after two years,forcing you to upgrade??

    ...
    That may be in jest, but it's not a bad idea. I mean, you can buy services that are active for one month, six, twelve, eighteen, whatever. Why not hardware?

    Provided the buyer knows he's buying something for two years and no longer, then .... fair enough.

    I can also most definitely see the benefits for data protection. Providing it was sensibly-priced, I'd certainly pay a premium for a self-destruct capability, either on demand, or after, for example, failing three (or whatever I set) password attempts. It's way better than even supposedly 'bullet-proof' encryption.
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    Re: New remotely vaporizable electronics architecture detailed

    Quote Originally Posted by Corky34 View Post
    I'm not sure i fancy having a medical device getting vaporised inside me when it contains rubidium and sodium bifluoride (BTW the articles misspelled bifluoride, the o and u needs to be swapped)
    I think sodium biflouride may used in self destructing bread...
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    Re: New remotely vaporizable electronics architecture detailed

    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
    That may be in jest, but it's not a bad idea. I mean, you can buy services that are active for one month, six, twelve, eighteen, whatever. Why not hardware?

    Provided the buyer knows he's buying something for two years and no longer, then .... fair enough.

    I can also most definitely see the benefits for data protection. Providing it was sensibly-priced, I'd certainly pay a premium for a self-destruct capability, either on demand, or after, for example, failing three (or whatever I set) password attempts. It's way better than even supposedly 'bullet-proof' encryption.
    Looking at how both Apple and Samsung were apparently actively gimping battery life,which was OFC nothing to do with making people upgrade quicker(honest guv!),it makes me think the potential for this to be abused is very high,especially as if they can bury it quite deeply so its difficult to find, its not like it will take much to brick a modern device.


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    Re: New remotely vaporizable electronics architecture detailed

    Deliberate obsolescence? They can do this already by selecting certain caps and voltage regulators etc with too low a durability rating. You just need something to go pop to take out enough of the device to render it unusable, and if that component is integrated into the PCB rather than soldered onto it, when it goes it is not possible to simply remove and replace it. Like my perfectly fine ipod which I can no longer use thanks to one of the things feeding the screen going duff. All intact, working, backlight good etc, but the screen doesn't show anything

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    Re: New remotely vaporizable electronics architecture detailed

    Quote Originally Posted by ik9000 View Post
    Deliberate obsolescence? They can do this already by selecting certain caps and voltage regulators etc with too low a durability rating. You just need something to go pop to take out enough of the device to render it unusable, and if that component is integrated into the PCB rather than soldered onto it, when it goes it is not possible to simply remove and replace it. Like my perfectly fine ipod which I can no longer use thanks to one of the things feeding the screen going duff. All intact, working, backlight good etc, but the screen doesn't show anything
    Yeah,I have seen that too,but this could be engineered to be more precise and less easier to detect unless some were to look at chips under a microscope. I am only saying this after all the stuff Apple and even Samsung have apparently done after their battery shenanigans,so its not beyond the remit of what companies might try.


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