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is my phone line tapped? by tomanyfieros
Started on: 03-09-2002 03:15 PM
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Report this Post03-09-2002 03:15 PM Click Here to See the Profile for tomanyfierosClick Here to Email tomanyfierosSend a Private Message to tomanyfierosDirect Link to This Post
i was wondering if there is any way that you can tell if my phone line is tapped? please LMK if there is anything i can do to find out if its tapped... Thanx JAson
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Report this Post03-09-2002 03:20 PM Click Here to See the Profile for rogergarrisonClick Here to Email rogergarrisonSend a Private Message to rogergarrisonDirect Link to This Post
You can buy a 'bug' detector, also detects a video camera. Radio Shack or some of the mail order catalogs like Heartland. Not very expensive at all, few bucks.
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Report this Post03-09-2002 03:57 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Ferrari FanClick Here to visit Ferrari Fan's HomePageClick Here to Email Ferrari FanSend a Private Message to Ferrari FanDirect Link to This Post
You dont have any dealings with the KGB or anything do you? j/k
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Report this Post03-09-2002 04:27 PM Click Here to See the Profile for tomanyfierosClick Here to Email tomanyfierosSend a Private Message to tomanyfierosDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by rogergarrison:
You can buy a 'bug' detector, also detects a video camera. Radio Shack or some of the mail order catalogs like Heartland. Not very expensive at all, few bucks.

how do these work? do you hear like a loud sound or what? LMK, thanx Jason

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Report this Post03-09-2002 05:48 PM Click Here to See the Profile for rogergarrisonClick Here to Email rogergarrisonSend a Private Message to rogergarrisonDirect Link to This Post
I have no idea. Id guess it somehow detects how many items are on line so it would detect 2 pieces of equip on at a time. My best guess. Suggest you go to Radio Shack and ask them.
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Report this Post03-09-2002 05:58 PM Click Here to See the Profile for johnt671Click Here to Email johnt671Send a Private Message to johnt671Direct Link to This Post
Don't know if this still applies today but years ago a legal tap beeped every so many seconds so you knew the line was tapped. A friend bought everything he needed to do an illegal tap on his phone at Radio Shack. Busted his wife and a good friend. Go to R.S. and find out what you need to dectect a tap.
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Report this Post03-09-2002 06:56 PM Click Here to See the Profile for maryjaneSend a Private Message to maryjaneDirect Link to This Post
John, your right, a legal, over the counter, recording or listening device is supposed to beep, or even give a message that the conversation is being recorded. Covert wiretaps don't do this, they are totally annonomous, thus, the reason for the neccessary court order to be able to install by law enforcement or security agencies.
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Report this Post03-09-2002 10:02 PM Click Here to See the Profile for stimpyClick Here to Email stimpySend a Private Message to stimpyDirect Link to This Post
Yes, we are tapping your phone. We are in a van parked outside your house. Yes, the black one. If you are done with that pizza, do you think we could get a couple slices out here? It's cold and we're kinda hungry. Thanks.
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Report this Post03-09-2002 10:11 PM Click Here to See the Profile for FieroMaster88Click Here to Email FieroMaster88Send a Private Message to FieroMaster88Direct Link to This Post
I didnt do it.....

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Report this Post03-09-2002 10:31 PM Click Here to See the Profile for 84fierotrevorClick Here to Email 84fierotrevorSend a Private Message to 84fierotrevorDirect Link to This Post
i got 3 diffrent kinds of phone tapes.
it's amazing what u never new about most of ur fmaily and friends!
aloutgh it is illegal and I don't condon it.
why do you suspect you'r phone may be tapped?
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Report this Post03-10-2002 01:25 AM Click Here to See the Profile for FieroJoeClick Here to Email FieroJoeSend a Private Message to FieroJoeDirect Link to This Post
It is legal to tap your own phone in your own home I believe. Good way to find out if someone's cheating on you.
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Report this Post03-10-2002 01:34 AM Click Here to See the Profile for FierowreckerClick Here to visit Fierowrecker's HomePageClick Here to Email FierowreckerSend a Private Message to FierowreckerDirect Link to This Post
Hey Jason!
Depends...
Do you suspect your wiring in the house?
Then look it over real carefully, especially the TAP BOX outside the house...
The tap box is the transition from telco to home wiring, and an easy place to hade taps...
crash...
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Report this Post03-11-2002 04:36 PM Click Here to See the Profile for chesterClick Here to Email chesterSend a Private Message to chesterDirect Link to This Post
For those of you unaware, the government - yes our beloved government, records every phone conversation in the United States and runs the conversations against dictionary searches for key words using Cray supercomputers. This has been in place since the late 50's early 60's. They get away with it by having other countries do the monitoring for them so they "technically" aren't infringing on privacy rights. So when you think your all alone remeber, Big Brother is watching.

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Report this Post03-11-2002 06:00 PM Click Here to See the Profile for FormulaSend a Private Message to FormulaDirect Link to This Post
so I can find out what my gf was talking about before we broke up?

cause i wasnt really paying attention...

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Report this Post03-11-2002 07:03 PM Click Here to See the Profile for pHoOlClick Here to visit pHoOl's HomePageClick Here to Email pHoOlSend a Private Message to pHoOlDirect Link to This Post
Rob, i was about to add what you did. I've heard that as well, that our conversations are recorded and such. I'm sure that they do it with email too. it really wouldn't be hard to do. i'd advise that if you have any communication that you need to keep private, use PGP encryption on your email. I haven't heard that the government has been able to crack it yet.

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Report this Post03-11-2002 08:16 PM Click Here to See the Profile for RaydarClick Here to Email RaydarSend a Private Message to RaydarDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by chester:
For those of you unaware, the government - yes our beloved government, records every phone conversation in the United States and runs the conversations against dictionary searches for key words using Cray supercomputers...

Rob D.

Rob,

I have heard it referred to as "Echelon". I've been hearing rumors about it for 4-5 years.
Not meant as a flame, but I don't see how this is possible, from a technical standpoint.
I have been in telecommunications for over 20 years, and have seen no evidence of any such activity.
The "man" would have to have a point of presence (place to connect) somewhere in the phone system, and a way to get the traffic from that phone system to wherever they're doing the crunching. To monitor a single line, or a select few, would be a cakewalk. To monitor all of them would be physically impossible.
We are only now developing the technology that would make monitoring even a portion of all the phone calls possible.
My point is, there would have to be a target. You can't just record everyting.

Carnivore is another thing altogether. The FBI has supposedly "requested" a point of presence with all the major ISPs.
AFAIK, they can selectively look at any email that they want. They might even be crunching all of it, although I doubt it. I suspect they are also being selective.

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he's on to me...........

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Report this Post03-12-2002 04:20 AM Click Here to See the Profile for DJvonRappClick Here to Email DJvonRappSend a Private Message to DJvonRappDirect Link to This Post
Conspiracy theory eh?

What I've head, that hasn't been mentioned yet is that there's a voice recognition system somewhere in phone lines that waits for certain words to be mentioned that trips a recording mechanism....

Rememmber, some years back there was a "Jam Eschelon" day, when everyone got online and on their phones to jam/overwhelm the eschelon system...

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Report this Post03-12-2002 04:35 AM Click Here to See the Profile for ejayerikSend a Private Message to ejayerikDirect Link to This Post
No flame but the thought that the government really cares what everyone is saying all the time is rediculous. Now, if you take corp., thats a different story. Just for market research alone they would love to hear it all. But as the above says, it is impossible and impractical.
Big brother is not watching you people, just keep doing what your doing. You can go on with your lives. Never knowing that the real "man" is God. Now he knows what your even thinking. Kind of scary huh? But then again, he has probably seen it all.
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Report this Post03-12-2002 07:23 AM Click Here to See the Profile for ScrewieSend a Private Message to ScrewieDirect Link to This Post
ROFL, only in the US...

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Report this Post03-12-2002 08:51 AM Click Here to See the Profile for fierobabySend a Private Message to fierobabyDirect Link to This Post
I'm still wondering why someone would tap your line

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Report this Post03-12-2002 06:06 PM Click Here to See the Profile for fieroburtonClick Here to visit fieroburton's HomePageSend a Private Message to fieroburtonDirect Link to This Post
Suggest you go to Radio Shack and ask them.[/QUOTE]

Our RM told all of us to not tell people how to secretly set up recording devices or phone tapping equipment. She told us to tell you to talk to an attorney. We Radio Shack employees are sworn to secrecy
But itís easy to figure out

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