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Cyphernomicon 18.13

Loose Ends and Miscellaneous Topics:
Physical Security

  18.13.1. "Can fiber optical cables be tapped?"
           + Yes. Light can escape from the fiber in bends, and "near-
              field" tapping is theoretically possible, at least under
              lab conditions. Active measures for puncturing cable
              shields and tapping fibers are also possible.
             - "The Fed's want a cost effective F/O tap. My company was
                approached to develop such a system, can be done but not
                cheap like copper wire tapping." [
       (andy domonkos),
      , 1994-06-29]
           - Los Alamos technology? 1990?

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