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Wiretapping is the act of tapping into a communication link to listen to a voice conversation or monitor and capture data. Wiretapping is relatively easy on network links. Network analyzers are designed to tap networks and monitor traffic. Anyone with such a device can easily filter out all unwanted traffic to monitor just the packets that they want to monitor, either legally or illegally. End-to-end encryption can secure data from wiretapping threats. Readers should refer to RFC 2804 (IETF Policy on Wiretapping, May 2000).

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