[clug] Re: linux Digest, Vol 52, Issue 4

Tomasz Ciolek tmc at vandradlabs.com.au
Wed Apr 4 13:46:55 GMT 2007

On Wed, Apr 04, 2007 at 11:00:34PM +1000, Sam Couter wrote:
> Ryan Hayes <hayes.ryan at gmail.com> wrote:
> > For those wondering how to get rid of your tracks, and money is not an
> > issue. Buy some thermite, a magnesium fuse, and away you go. That data is
> > toast.
> You can make a passable substitute for thermite easily and cheaply from
> powdered aluminium and iron oxide. You can light it with a blow-torch if
> you're lucky or with an oxy-acetylene torch with little effort. Make sure
> you've got it all contained in a ceramic crucible and be ready to jump
> back when it ignites - the temperature during combustion is a few
> thousand degrees. It's non-explosive, but it might spit and pop a bit
> from gas bubbles and such. You'll be left with a large chunk of hot
> iron and not much else.

problem is that you want aluminium powder, not aluminium oxide poder,
which is what you will get if you just grind aluminium in normal air... 

but yes, thermite is a "one way brownian motion encrytion" (as Antti
once said ) tool... 


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