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eavesdropping

Secretly gaining unauthorized access to confidential communications. Examples include listening to radio transmissions or using laser interferometers to reconstitute conversations by reflecting laser beams off windows that are vibrating in synchrony to the sound in the room. See wiretapping.
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Eavesdropping

See also Curiosity, Voyeurism.
Andret
eavesdrops through keyhole on Tristan and Isolde’s conversation. [Arthurian Legend: Walsh Classical, 22]
Polonius
lurking behind arras, he is killed accidentally by Hamlet. [Br. Lit.: Hamlet]
Pry, Paul
inquisitive, meddlesome character who “eavesdrops on everyone.” [Br. Drama: Paul Pry, Payton, 514]
Rumpelstiltskin
his name overheard by queen’s messenger, allowing spell to be broken. [Ger. Fairy Tale: Grimm, 19]
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We suggested a novel FDR operation, where each FDR receives the information signal from the previous node as well as transmits the jamming signal to the eavesdropper at the same time.
The phones of every member of the group then shares the encryption key with the new member providing the eavesdropper with complete access to any future messages.
Every photon lost makes it easier for the eavesdropper to break the security by mimicking entanglement."
Alice and Bob are legitimate users in the system while Eve is an eavesdropper. In order to ensure security, they encrypt messages and then transmit it on the public channel.
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As the ever present eavesdropper discovers the plot, watches in horror and disbelief as it is undertaken and then the tension of whether or not the murderers can get away with it, there is rarely a time when the reader isn't anxious to find out what happens next.
In [2], [3], opportunistic secrecy was introduced, which allows channel variations due to fading in order to achieve secrecy, even when the eavesdropper has a higher average signal-to-noise ratio (SNR).
To the best of our knowledge, many studies aiming at eavesdropping usually design different schemes to ensure secure transmission according to whether the channel state information (CSI) of the eavesdropper is known to legitimate users.
After Lachlan threatens to pretend he sexually abused him, furious eavesdropper Aaron bundles him in his boot; he escapes, and Aaron and Robert give chase near a cliff.
An eavesdropper who doesn't have the key can't read the garbled message.