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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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Set minimum of NodeNum is 5 and wiretappers wiretap on node 2, 3 and 4 (There is no difference between nodes in wireless network).
It must have been almost as bad as Winston Lord's wiretappers.
Pridan, one of the hired wiretappers, is serving time and cooperating with police in a probe into whether Nimrodi plotted to kill the other wiretapper, Yaakov Tzur.
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.
In the New Republic Fly argued that wiretappers "violate every sacred relation established by God and protected by law: husband and wife; parent and child; minister and parishioner; doctor and patient; lawyer and client.
If an unencrypted key is transmitted to one of the managers, how does the CEO know it was not intercepted by hackers, wiretappers, or mail thieves?
The nation learned that Nixon knowingly maintained a dirty-tricks squad, telephone wiretappers, and an in-house cadre of troubleshooters known as the Plumbers, and that the President's men laundered large sums of money, some through accounts in Mexico, to pay for whores, for slush funds, for listening devices, for bribes.
No one gadget will protect you from all wiretappers.
Once authorized, such intrusions are difficult to limit, particularly when the wiretappers want to hear everything, as is often the case.