Van Eck Phreaking


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Van Eck Phreaking

Eavesdropping by picking up the electromagnetic emissions from a CRT screen and duplicating its images. In the 1980s, Dutch researcher Wim van Eck proved this was viable. The term Van Eck Phreaking may apply to emissions from keyboards and other electronic devices.
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Tempest is a codename describing electrical, mechanical, or acoustical energy emissions from any device containing information that could affect national security (in contrast, Van Eck phreaking is the process of eavesdropping on these emissions).