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April 14, 2008

No whistles here

srikanth @ 9:05 am, GMT +0000 ( 1208163905 ) Play

A typical demo of this technique does it this way: You’re sitting at your PC happily looking at something (like in (1)). Guys sitting almost 25m away (not in direct contact with you) can reproduce your entire screen (like in (2)).

What’s this technique called?

It isn’t new, BTW. A proof-of-concept was published by a Dutch researcher in 1985. (The technique was eventually named after him)

Phreaked by: udupendra , duriel , Rahul , madhur , akhi , Dibyo , Ashwin , varuns88 , shashank , teju , Tathagata Chatterjee and yaksha.

Answer: The process of “eavesdropping” on a monitor from far away by reading the EM signals emitted was called Van Eck phreaking, after Wim Van Eck, the scientist who first invented the method.

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