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htuttle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 03:51 PM
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1. They can already do this while sitting outside your house
It's a system/tool called 'Tempest' and basically tries to read the RF radiation that CRT monitors and some keyboards emit. It works better on older computers than newer ones however. It's been around since the early 90's, IIRC.

It's a lot more manpower intensive than simply mandating all ISPs provide backdoors into their network taps, however.

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