Re: law enforcement for profit

From: Spike Jones (
Date: Fri May 05 2000 - 22:31:13 MDT wrote:

> > Van Eyck (sp?) Transmissions
> Aren't they rather short range?.....and does it apply to a Lap Top inside a
> truck?

Van Eck phreaking. Described in Stephenson, Cryptonomicon, p. 314:

"Have one of your staff look up Van Eck phreaking... They can read the
internal state of your computer by listening to the faint radio transmissions
coming out of the chips."

EvMick, your laptop is quite safe inside your truck. Stephenson described
an antenna that needed to be pretty close to the computer to do phreaking.
For any given signal of course the antenna would need to be proportionally
larger as it gets farther away from the source. spike

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