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Wiretapping
  • Cutting in on a communications line to get information. a. Active. The attaching of an unauthorized device, such as a computer terminal, to a communications circuit for the purpose of obtaining access to data through the generation of false messages or control signals, or by altering the communications of legitimate users. b. Passive. The monitoring and/or recording of data which is being transmitted over a communication link. (AR 380-380) 2. See ACTIVE WIRETAPPING and PASSIVE WIRETAPPING.