n.— «You don’t have to take an ax to a piece of hardware to perform a so-called permanent denial-of-service (PDOS) attack. A researcher this week will demonstrate a PDOS attack that can take place remotely. A PDOS attack damages a system so badly that it requires replacement or reinstallation of hardware.…Smith will demonstrate how network-enabled systems firmware is susceptible to a remote PDOS attack—which he calls “phlashing”—this week at the EUSecWest security conference in London.» —“Permanent Denial-of-Service Attack Sabotages Hardware” by Kelly Jackson Higgins Dark Reading May 19, 2008. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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