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>
> > firstname.lastname@example.org 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:
> 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":
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