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Tempest is for NON-physical access
Authored by: dhrakar on Aug 12, '04 02:15:48PM

Almost :-)

Tempest-rated enclosures are designed to keep out non-physical access to your system. That is, they prevent someone from being able to intercept the RF signals put out by your system by having really tight sheilding. The reason that this is a problem is that sophisticated snoopers can 'see' what you are doing on your system by analyzing the RF it puts out.

As far as the military is concerned, keeping a handle on physical access is what twitchy 18yr olds with M16s are for :-)

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