The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) is a non-profit organization that helps handle intellectual property (IP) rights for Apache software products. The ASF strives to make these types of resources available to the public. The ASF is one of numerous groups that promote the use of open source software by managing volunteer resources and advocating...
A high-energy radio frequency weapon (HERF) is a directed-energy weapon used to disrupt digital equipment, such as computers. HERF works by blasting high-intensity radio waves at electronics, disrupting their operation.
A HERF is slso known as a HERF gun.
A HERF blast is a highly concentrated blast of electromagnetic radiation that can completely erase a hard disk, crash the PC or even fuse the silicon barriers on the chips, rendering the computer useless. However, in most cases, a HERF gun does not permanently damage a computer.
The majority of electrical appliances are at risk of this type of attack, although most electronic equipment in airplanes and other military vehicles is resistant to it.
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