compromising emanations


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compromising emanations

[′käm·prə‚miz·iŋ ‚em·ə′nā·shənz]
(communications)
Unintentional data-related or intelligence-bearing signals which, if intercepted and analyzed by any technique, could disclose the classified information transmitted, received, handled, or otherwise processed by equipments.
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Very simply, the Tempest community was still guided by unrealistic national Tempest policies that required containing all compromising emanations wherever classified information was processed, no matter what the amount or classification level of that information.