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The Big Wipe


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mikhaelwallace

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I was watching one of the many many crime shows on television the other day and somthing interesting was presented on the show. The episode had a cyber crime element to it and at one point in the show the cops raided an apartment and started to take all the computer stuff. Unfortunately for them the cyber criminal had thought of this and had an electromagnetic doorway rigged up. When the cops went to leave, they would walk through the doorway and the data was all wiped.

Kinda far fetched but interesting to think about none the less.

Wonder if this is plausable and if so what would one need to make this?
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Neil Jones

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It's overkill for most people. Usually just a straight wipe from within Windows is enough to prevent most people getting the data back.

But yes, it's the same sort of thing that happens to floppy disks if you leave them for too long next to a blaring speaker, only on a much larger scale.
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I think the cops would notice, simply because you're looking at a magnetic force so strong that any ferrous object would be stuck to the door frame. Things like their guns, handcuffs, car keys, etc.
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Yes if it was always active this wouold probably be the case, however the guy knew they were comming and rigged it to start after they came in. and hey its just food for thought :-p
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:tazz: *imagines cop stuck to the door*

it takes some really strong magnets to wipe drives these days. its surprising.
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