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Re: Debian IS for the enterprise (Was: Debian Enterprise?)



On Wed, Nov 26, 2003 at 09:40:15PM -0800, Tom wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 21, 2003 at 01:23:39PM -0800, Blars Blarson wrote:
> > In article <20031120090145.GA4260@comcast.net> 
> > tb.31112.nospam@comcast.net writes:
> > >I had a friend who worked at Bell in the very early 1960s.  He told me 
> > >before the phone system went digital there was a special code you could 
> > >issue which would activate the microphone when the phone was on the 
> > >hook.  So if the government is going to ruin your life, it's been 
> > >happening for at least 40 years.
> > 
> > Since 60's era phones all used carbon microphones, and when on-hook
> > didn't draw enough power to use such a microphone, that's easy to
> > disprove even without disassembling a phone.  If you did disassemble
> > one, you would notice the microphone isn't connected to the line when
> > on-hook.
> > 
> > Your freind was trying to see how gullible you were...
> 
> Several Usenet comments circa 1990 back up what you are saying.
> There were several eavesdropping techniques ("Infinity Transmitter")
> but they required one-time physical access to the device.
> 
> Here's an article describes eavesdropping without access to the phone:
> http://groups.google.com/groups?q=microphone+telephone+on+hook&start=20&hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&oe=utf-8&selm=1v6eck%243p2%40sun.Panix.Com&rnum=27
> 
> I don't know what the right answer is.  However, I've learned that 99.9% 
> of the time when some EE tells me "oh you're full of shit because I know 
> the device and that can't be possible", they're usually not telling the 
> whole truth.

Here's more info about the IA2 and the "Infinity Transmitter":
http://groups.google.com/groups?q=phone+1A2+eavesdrop&hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&oe=utf-8&selm=6t1e0g%24d8q%241%40camel29.mindspring.com&rnum=1

> 
> > 
> > 
> > -- 
> > Blars Blarson			blarson@blars.org
> > 				http://www.blars.org/blars.html
> > With Microsoft, failure is not an option.  It is a standard feature.
> > 
> > 
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