Zenith Inteq

From: Doug Yowza <yowza_at_yowza.com>
Date: Thu Feb 26 21:52:10 1998

On Thu, 26 Feb 1998, Mike Allison wrote:

> My experience with these "TEMPEST" machines is that it's usually best to
> swap out all the parts (great difficulty at times) and use the AT parts
> in another box. The box is heavy and, as you stated, designed to
> firewall the parts from the actual physical ports. There are good parts
> on them however, disk drives, scsi connectors, video cards, mother
> boards, memboards, that would work nice in another box and be easier
> (read that cheaper) to mail.
> Cord Coslor & Deanna Wynn wrote:
> >
> > p.s. these computers mentioned in a previous post also have video cards
> > that support both VGA and RGB monitor graphics.

Isn't the idea of TEMPEST to shield RF so nobody can snoop your data? I
would think the monitor itself would have to be an integrated part of that
contraption (which I suppose is why GRiD laptops made popular TEMPEST

I also thought that you needed a license to use TEMPEST equipment (I
suppose based on the same logic used to support the Clipper encyption
chip: the gov't wants to be able to snoop your compute sessions). If
that's the case, you should get the whole machine instead of just the
parts :-)

-- Doug
Received on Thu Feb 26 1998 - 21:52:10 GMT

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