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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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The main contribution of this paper is the analytical derivation of secrecy dimming capacity in the presence of the wiretapper. The curves of secrecy dimming capacity were plotted against the SNR and target dimming ratio of the main channel in the presence of the wiretappers channel.
Ning Cai and Haowei Yang first proposed a communication system on a wiretap network(CSWN) and proved a necessary condition of implementing network security by network coding, meaning that source node sends message to destination node without leaking out any useful information to wiretapper [1].
All of us knew divorce lawyers were greedy, but we never realized they were also so clueless that they'd routinely hire wiretappers.
The act also forbids misappropriation of trade secrets by federal wiretappers, their contractors, or cooperating communications workers--a possibility previously addressed only by requesting permission to file a civil suit against the government.
The shallow, clannish, persecutorial "bad Bobby" was a pit bull for the disgraceful Joe McCarthy and for his brother JFK, sending mafia killers after Fidel Castro, FBI wiretappers after Martin Luther King, and commandos after Vietnamese rebels as a "piano wire hawk" of the Cold War--in the signature word, ruthless.
It must have been almost as bad as Winston Lord's wiretappers. When Lord was on Henry Kissinger's National Security Council, the tappers had to listen to his Chinese-born wife, Betty Bao Lord, exchange recipes with her mother.
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."(50) He also kept his sense of humor, writing a tongue-in-cheek complaint to the FCC that telephone companies were overcharging many of their customers: subscribers whose lines were being tapped should at least be entitled to party line rates!
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?
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.