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wiretapping

A form of eavesdropping involving physical connection to the communications channels to breach the confidentiality of communications. For example, many poorly-secured buildings have unprotected telephone wiring closets where intruders may connect unauthorized wires to listen in on phone conversations and data communications. See ECPA.
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In wireless network, wiretapper can easily receive any broadcast data such that wireless network sometimes cannot satisfy the requirement of network coding weak security.
It must have been almost as bad as Winston Lord's wiretappers.
To begin to comprehend why CALEA represents a regulatory sea change and how this change bears on the effects the statute is likely to have, it is necessary to remind ourselves once again what life for government wiretappers and telecommunications carriers was like before the supposed necessity of enacting CALEA occurred to law enforcement.
No one gadget will protect you from all wiretappers.