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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.

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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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.
Stable jockey Richard Mullen will be little disappointed here as he choose to ride the 10-year-old Eavesdropper, who finished 12th of the 16 runners, and it allowed Cosgrave his 13th winner of the season.
Eavesdropper is an especially troublesome problem for a number of reasons.
In [16], a different notion of security referred to as packet-level security is used, where it is sufficient that the eavesdropper does not correctly decode the message, i.
The impacts of AN power allocation ratio, MBS's transmit antenna number, number of users served by each MBS, and eavesdropper density on SSE as well as SEE are examined.
The eavesdropper doesn't know the equation, which acts like a key.
Among the aforementioned works in the area of beamforming for PLS purposes, [7] studied beamforming schemes for decode-and-forward (DF), amplify-and-forward (AF), and cooperative jamming where all available relays were adopted, either to retransmit the source signal or to send an artificial noise to confound the eavesdropper.
If the channel conditions between the legitimate transceiver and the destination are worse than those between the source and the eavesdropper, then using multiple antenna systems and node cooperation is preferable [5]-[8].
Part of the exhibition is of large panoramic photos dubbed Cairoscapes, and the other part is that of a video installation called Shooting Stars Remind me of Eavesdroppers.
QBER method relies on the fact that the eavesdropper will create an increase in the QBER value.
Instead of protecting the entire image, preventing an eavesdropper to decode key portions of the image saves energy while still maintaining a desired level of security.
Al Zarooni's stable jockey Ahmed Ajtebi partners UAE debutant Etched, a Grade 2 winner on dirt last year in the US, with Mickael Barzalona on the trainer's third runner, Eavesdropper.