Derek Broughton news at
Tue Sep 6 16:25:49 UTC 2005

Lee Braiden wrote:

> On Monday 05 September 2005 17:33, Colin Watson wrote:
>> On Mon, Sep 05, 2005 at 05:15:03PM +0100, Lee Braiden wrote:
>> > On Monday 05 September 2005 17:06, Sean Sieger wrote:
>> The fact of having a phone conversation at the same time doesn't make it
>> particularly more likely, though. The only risks that come to mind are
>> things like electromagnetic cross-talk between the telephone line and a
>> network cable
> That was the way I read his question at first too.  But then I figured he
> was asking about someone calling him and asking for deliberately details
> that they knew he would go online to check, so that they could monitor his
> login
> details etc.  This would be a reasonably common tactic if someone wanted
> his details desperately enough.  However:
>> Unless you have reason to believe that you're under surveillance by an
>> intelligence organisation with very substantial resources (in which case
>> I doubt you'd have mailed this list for help ...), I wouldn't worry
>> about anything like this.
> Yep, agreed.  Although I wouldn't say it quite that strongly.  It wouldn't
> require military-level resources to pull off the kind of attack I
> mentioned above.
I think though that it would almost require the military mindset - it would
need to be someone who really wanted to get you specifically, rather than
someone just trolling for suckers.  Perhaps not Homeland Security, but it
_could_ be the ex-wife's organized crime relatives!

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