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Sysadmin cracked military PC’s security by reading the manual

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Re: Only cracking I have done is

" I think this how "mine" also came to be used for an explosive device."

The word "undermine" could possibly be assumed to have the same origin - in its figurative usage of an unexpected collapse of a position.

Not sure when someone replaced the burning of the props with a load of explosives. Guy Fawkes didn't have to do any physical mining. The technique was used to devastating effect when multiple underground mines were detonated at Messines in 1917.

Wikipedia:

" The joint explosion of the mines at Messines ranks among the largest non-nuclear explosions of all time."

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