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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Thus, the compromising emanation from the falling edge should be much more powerful than the rising edge.
Classified processing was transferred from mechanical typewriters, which rarely if ever presented Tempest problems, to sophisticated electronic systems that sometimes caused Tempest nightmares because they produced such troublesome compromising emanations. Tempest protection had to be provided, of course, but overall Tempest costs were escalating to the point of unaffordability.
RFI is part and parcel of compromising emanations. Also, an explanation of acronyms when they first appear would be helpful to readers rather than defining them several pages or chapters later.