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Re: 'Phone Tapping' Modem Traffic ?

mc (
Fri, 10 Jun 2005 15:38:14 -0400

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> Hi,

> I believe my 'voice line' is being tapped [the line feeds through the
> 'opponents' switchboard].

> How difficult is it for them to 'decode' my modem [to ISP] traffic ?
> I'm guessing/hoping that my modem has to 'synchronise' with the ISP's
> in analog mode, so it's difficult for a '3rd' party to listen ?

I'm not sure about current modems. With early modem technology (1200
baud and below), eavesdropping was easy.

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