[Full-disclosure] Tempest today
tonu at jes.ee
Mon Aug 21 14:37:25 BST 2006
On Friday 18 August 2006 19:09, Bryan_McAninch at mcafee.com wrote:
> I believe the attack to which you're referring is known as Van Eck
> phreaking; it was discovered in the mid-80's. TEMPEST is a USG standard
> for limiting/eliminating EMR emanations and was declassified in the
> mid-90's (which you mentioned). Faraday shielding seems to have been
> used effectively as an EMR eavesdropping countermeasure, though I'm
> uncertain if its pervasively used.
Just to be exact, Van Eck did not discovered it first. He just first who made
homebrew system in university. Original roots of this attack go back to
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