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Traffic Analysis
  • (TA) The process of monitoring lines, not intercepting the information being transmitted but determiniming the rate of transmission. (AFR 205-16;) 2. The process of deducing information from the nature of the traffic on a network (message frequency, message length, etc. ) rather than having knowledge of the actual data being transmitted. (WB;) 3. The inference of information from observation of traffic flows (presence, absence, amount, direction and frequency). (SS;) 4. The study of communications characteristics which are external to the encrypted texts. (NCSC-9) 5. The process of deducing information from the nature of the traffic on a network (message frequency, message length, etc. ) rather than having knowledge of the actual data being transmitted. (WB)