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To: SeekAndFind
The question is, how could a remote intruder access the computer in the first place if it was powered down? They would have needed to gain physical access to the machine and installed some sort of remote power switch,

Power down your computer. (assuming it was a desktop unit and that Sheryl's was too). Now, follow the LAN cord that goes from your internet box(your DSL modem/router) to the back of your computer. Notice the light on ? Notice also that if you power down your computer, your DSL box still shows (the ethernet light is on) that it is connected to a computer. Unplug the cable , the light goes out.

22 posted on 06/17/2013 1:24:32 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: UCANSEE2

The government has other ways. They have been able to detect data on computers via the power cable as well. They said that it would require a modem for the computer to respond, but who really knows once they have figured out how to detect it what they could do.


25 posted on 06/17/2013 1:44:44 PM PDT by Hawk1976 (It is better to die in on your feet than it is to live as on your knees.)
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To: UCANSEE2

You got that explanation right and most people have no clue the net card is powered when a computer is off. (or appears to be off)

It is a useful tool but lawyers, who infect government like cancer, are great at manipulating useful tools for no good.

PGP does work!


29 posted on 06/17/2013 2:12:40 PM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam! 969)
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