Hackers Can Turn Your Home Computer Into A Bomb!


Hackers can turn our PCs into bombs, killing whomsoever they please at will, we are told. You can read the terrible details of their onslaught in the article above.

The piece itself was published by the highly esteemed Weekly World News. Strangely, the good Arnold Yabenson disappears from history with the grave warnings given here…

Dating back to 2000, thankfully it seems the destructive practices outlined in the article never became commonplace, otherwise we might be facing megatons of exploding emails on a daily basis.

Via e-jump.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    19:50 05/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Holy shit, I'd better unhook that C4 and electronic trigger from my motherboard

    Comment by rincewind
    19:00 05/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)


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    Comment by Zelgadis4tw
    00:43 06/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hey where's your luggage, it would be a great addition to the pages of the Weekly World News!

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:04 05/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's a Microsoft!

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    Comment by FallsFromGrace
    18:03 05/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    All you computer are belong to us.

    We will exploit their weak point for... MASSIVE DAMAGE!

    Comment by Makkun
    20:33 05/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    ....a bomb for your comp's programs, data, and systems to be precise
    ....yeah right,, stupid terrorist would believe that

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    Comment by alex1_phang3
    22:27 05/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Lol, I never laughed so hard in my life. These people has no common sense.

    Comment by TerrawindX2
    20:57 05/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    .... Blow me until I come all over the kingdom?

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:09 05/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Why am I considered a bot? When I post the topic about the statue of Nagi? It's the "koreans??" not me. Can I please post a topic in forums please? Thanks

    Well back in the days some when capacitors were rather very large. The hacker/programmer can some send a code to computer to reverse polarity of the capicitator at very rapid rate, causing them to explode. I think also they some how send a code to CRT or what mutiki said. The capacitor which has enough volts to stop your heart and knock you a few feet back. So the explosive power can be great.

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    Comment by metatron
    17:00 05/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    When we are in front of the PC and surfing the net...a different kind of explosion occurs when surfing at hentai sites...if you know what i mean XD

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:59 05/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Its definitely a fake, i mean, come within 2 digits of cracking an 87-digit Russian code that will send nuclear missiles that will decimate 5 major American cities?! Im no historian or will i ever claim my history is good, but as far as im concern, wouldnt America react to the missile as a potential threat even if they are in a truce with the Russians? And how can a simple attachment alter the electrical blah blah that is not at all related to the CPU?

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    Comment by atanok
    23:03 05/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Not to mention you never know how close you are from deciphering something until you get it right. If there was a way to know when you're "warmer" it'd take an exponentially inferior ammount of time (think 5 minutes instead of 5 millenia).

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    Comment by muteKi
    15:02 05/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    You CAN blow your monitor by trying to set it to a refresh rate that it doesn't support, though I doubt any modern PC monitors would actually expose.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:41 05/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    this came from some stupid newspaper in the US....figures >_>

    Comment by Lespectraal
    15:56 05/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yes it does happen in my dreams

    Comment by ynfiltra
    23:04 05/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)


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    Comment by Geerie
    09:12 06/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    tell me now artefact? are you trolling or just bored honestly this looks like repost. did i see it here already? there's no other reason to post the old stuff then to make the "older than the internet" crowd rage. next you'll try to make me sick of transvestites wont you?

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    Comment by Artefact

    What we post is judged by our readers as a whole, not you alone.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:50 08/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    hello there /g/ - Technology


    Comment by Kamenoshi
    07:27 06/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Rest In Peace, Weekly World News. I already miss you and your wacky, wacky, headlines. The magazine unfortunately ceased paper publication in 2007.

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    Comment by Aoshi
    23:44 05/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I can now threaten the world with my 1337 html, javascript, c+= and c skillz.

    With several lines of code, i can now turn your processor's molecules into a BOMB.

    PH33R M33333333!!!!

    Comment by VDZ
    23:27 05/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    >When the receiver downloads the attachment, the electrical current and molecular structure of the central processing unit is altered, causing it to blast apart like a large hand grenade.
    >the electrical current and molecular structure of the central processing unit is altered
    >the [...] molecular structure [...] is altered
    Holy crap, this means we can perform miracles! By altering the molecular structure of the CPU, we can create ANYTHING out of the CPU!

    On a more serious note, at some point in the semi-near future, people WILL be able to kill you and get away with it. At the moment, strong lasers are too large and heavy to use as a serious weapon, but the size is decreasing as technology improves. If the US still allows anyone to own a weapon by the time laser technology has improved enough to be used as a short-distance weapon (like a handgun), people can kill people using such a laser weapon and get away with it - the only thing you can tell from a laser-inflicted wound is what direction the laser came from. You cannot tell which laser weapon was used to commit the crime or anything like that. If you don't touch the victim or anything, you could just kill someone and get away with it.
    US only, though. Like guns, anybody caught owning a laser weapon in a decent country would get in trouble with the law.

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    Comment by Zelgadis4tw
    00:46 06/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    lol@"decent country"

    Comment by Sailor Enlil
    23:13 05/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    On the one hand, I've read all sorts of baloney (i.e. hoaxes) such as that for years, beginning with the "Good Times" email virus (the one that supposedly puts your computer into an "Infinite n'th loop" until its processor burns out).

    On the other hand, in anime, anything can blow up if manipulated in certain ways (first thing I recall is one episode of Sailor Moon, when Minako, while taking care of a sick Usagi, tries to operate an FM Radio to play soothing music, but manipulates the controls too fast, causing the radio to explode in her face, leaving her all black).

    Comment by james
    00:04 06/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    There should be some strict laws to deal with the hackers.

    Comment by Scion
    02:42 06/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    This happened in Battle Programmer Shirase & yeah it was funny as hell.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:51 06/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    haha prety funny ^^
    "the electric current and molecular structure of you cpu will be altered, causing it to explode like a hand-grenade"
    yeah right... xD
    but a lot of people probably believed that =/
    a lot of diginoobs arround
    People should learn or know more about the machine they use every day; a computer.

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    Comment by Chris
    14:33 05/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    More breaking news guys, Bigfoot saves little girl from out-of-control trailer, psychics predict the end of the world is next september 11th, and Batboy is resurrected as a zombie!

    I love the Weekly World News lol. Too bad they went out of print recently... now it's The Sun.

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    Comment by Nanaya
    11:16 05/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Heh. This reminds me of Fox News's internet hate machine clip. Except its with your computer and with all your porn.

    Double whammy.

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    Comment by xbow
    11:14 05/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I hope it was a hoax!!!

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    Comment by XSportSeeker
    11:11 05/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Apparently, while not true for desktop computers, it's quasi-true to laptops and specially cellphones. :P

    Comment by PokeNirvash
    11:16 05/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    That is a bunch of bullsh*t. There's no way computers can be blown up from that far away.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:20 05/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    not possible.. unless your PC run on kerosine or something which has a powerful enough explosion... or a real explosive device or the computer or the parts you bought is from an unknown group or company who is actually produce bombs...
    exploding disc inside a disc rom isn't possible neither... saw it on mythbusters.

    computers will normally just shut off from overheating of the CPU if there are too many programs bieng processed... and there aren't any parts in a normal average PC which is within the risk of exploding... =.='

    well, faulty electrical wiring and causing it to burn then suddenly burning your house down or the flame reaching something nearby which might explode is probably the closest thing that could possibly happen...

    let Gambit touch your computers...

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:29 05/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    btw hackers or crackers connecting to your pc... can only sabotage your software system, programs, files, documents and porns... no actual physical harm can be done... only your feelings...

    well probably if somekind of online hypnotism or a software of such exist. never heard of anything like that though...

    Comment by siliconpie
    11:43 05/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Then, you realise something:
    This is from the Weekly World News!
    Called lrnin2read. >.>

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:14 05/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    when they said "knocked out those three online major businesses" ...they did'nt metion anyone dying.


    -vandalized FBI and US army websites

    -broken into chinese military network

    -coming within two digits of cracking an 87-digit Russian security code that would have sent deadly missiles hurling toward five or America's major city...

    hmm... i've heard of explosive devices bieng triggered by celfones... but no reports stating any home computers exploding... plus these 3 reports can all simply be refer to as "cyber-terrorism" especially the 3rd one...

    and the electrical current and molecular structure of the CPU bieng altered... what the hell?! some kind of einstein?

    that Arnold Yabenson is just bieng way too paranoid... he must probably thinking... "We must not become 'hi-tech', 'it' might be good for us... but it is also might be bad for us" or something like that.

    plus if any super hacker genius or terrorist with the ability to do something like that... it is most possible that there's another genius out there who has a counter measure for it.

    you can't just expect everything to go "bad"
    not everything in this world 'no matter how bad anyone would look at it as it is' is negative...

    look! in this darkness a tiny spec of light! hahahahah

    Comment by minakichan
    11:05 05/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Not the Onion?


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    Comment by northpole776
    10:51 05/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah, and the hacker's OS looks like some slick interface on a little PDA which they can remotely access military servers to do their evil deeds.

    Comment by trygle12
    11:11 05/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    You've got Hacks!


    Comment by Anonymous
    10:41 05/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Don't laugh, my brother died like that.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    15:46 05/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)


    Like I would ever say that...

    Comment by TerrawindX2
    20:56 05/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    You forgot to continue with "to shreds".

    Die Hard 4.0 made this bomb feature into a plot device...

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    Comment by XIII
    05:19 12/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    i suspect the owner customize a c4 upgrade on their PC.. oops, spoiler XD

    Comment by HELL
    14:31 05/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Got TOD?

    Gotta be ready for next respawn.

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    Comment by Geerie
    10:13 06/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    not unless the haxors hold you back.

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    Comment by Kageryu
    11:25 05/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hahaha, your brother is dead.

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    Comment by peacefan
    10:59 05/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    You got to be joking here.....

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    11:45 05/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)


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    Comment by Anonymous
    11:55 05/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Did he drop any good loots?

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    Comment by Icy-nee-san
    12:12 05/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    You do know now that you've said that, everyones gonna make fun of you...oh wait...

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