Eavesdropping

See also: Security | Privacy

Listening in on a conversation to disrupt confidentiality. A form of surveillance. In computers, it is a attack consisting of sniffing, similar to a wiretap, on a network connection.

Defense: Eavesdropping can be defeated through cryptography and/or by keeping one’s activities obscure. Alternatively, there is the cone of silence.

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Specific attacks

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Employer eavesdropping:

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