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I have an issue where I suspect my neighbor is tapping or otherwise listening in on my fios voice service.  Is this even possible.  If so is there a way to identify it and stop it

 

 

Thank You

Dev

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Does your neighbor work for the NSA?

 

Seriously, hacking into the fiber is very difficult.  It takes lots of specialized (i.e. expensive) equipment and skill.  It is unlikely your neighbor can do it.

 

Copper phone lines are relatively easy to tap into.  FiOS uses fiber to the ONT, and then copper to connect to the telephones in the home. Anyone who has access to the copper could tap into the phone.  If you really think someone is listening to your calls, check all your wires for taps.

 

Good Luck.

 

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As MVP stated it is highly unlikely you neighbor tapped into the fiber. But he could easily tap your copper lines at the house. If the ONT is inside as well as you lines at the house, I doubt he tapped your line. What would make you think he tapped your line? Do you have a mystery wire running from your house to theirs?

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@hlppls wrote:

As MVP stated it is highly unlikely you neighbor tapped into the fiber. But he could easily tap your copper lines at the house. If the ONT is inside as well as you lines at the house, I doubt he tapped your line. What would make you think he tapped your line? Do you have a mystery wire running from your house to theirs?


The reason I say this is there have been too many coinkiy dinks from what I say on the phone and the actions at my neighbors.  My ONT in inside and in the closet as well as the copper.  There is no way anyone can get to the copper.

 

That is relieving.  but you know technology,  it it was even possible or not.

 

Thank you for the info

dev

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@gs0b wrote:

Does your neighbor work for the NSA?

 

Seriously, hacking into the fiber is very difficult.  It takes lots of specialized (i.e. expensive) equipment and skill.  It is unlikely your neighbor can do it.

 

Copper phone lines are relatively easy to tap into.  FiOS uses fiber to the ONT, and then copper to connect to the telephones in the home. Anyone who has access to the copper could tap into the phone.  If you really think someone is listening to your calls, check all your wires for taps.

 

Good Luck.

 


I know, and no he does not work for the NSA,  I used to work for Verizon back in the copper days so I do know how that is done, thank you for the reassurment

 

dev

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There are only a few ways that he could listen in. The first would be to hard-wire into a jack in your house but there would be a wire somewhere. The second would be if you where using a cordless phone he could scan the cordlesss phone frequencies and listen in. Lastly he would have to get inside your house and place a bug on your phone.

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@Telcoguru wrote:

There are only a few ways that he could listen in. The first would be to hard-wire into a jack in your house but there would be a wire somewhere. The second would be if you where using a cordless phone he could scan the cordlesss phone frequencies and listen in. Lastly he would have to get inside your house and place a bug on your phone.


Ok gota question for you on this then.....  how easy is it to hack a 5.4Ghz cordless panasonic phone.  otherwise all of my ONT equipment is inside the residence no accessable outside copper.

 

Another question I have been wondering about, MagicJack,  how easy is that to intercept I also have a 5.4 Ghz phone attached to that service.  But my question on MJ is it hackable via the VoIP side?

 

As I do not know alot about VoIP other than it is voice over ethernet.

 

lemme know if you  could please

 

thanks again

dev

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I would imagine it would be extremely diffult to hack VOIP. The cordless phone would be much easier with some  electronic skills.

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@Telcoguru wrote:

I would imagine it would be extremely diffult to hack VOIP. The cordless phone would be much easier with some  electronic skills.


That is what I was kinda thinking, as my roomate is of the pesimistic model, and believes there is no such thing as Security when it comes to technology.  I am trying to explain to him that anything is hackable however it all depends how much $$$$ you have and how much effort and ungoddly time you want to spend learning it. 

 

In regards to the Handsets the 5.4 Ghz Wireless Freq is next to impossible to hack unless you have some fairly sophisticated equipment.  Like at least $500.00 to $1,000.00 to spend.  So unless my vindective neighbor, hates me that much  I really do not think he is going to go that route even though he is a Multi Millionaire with too much time on his hands.  I still think his skill set is that of a **bleep** with an IQ of less than 100.  Instead of attacking me directly he pays his little pawns to do his bidding for me,  he really is a pan he has terrorized my 91 y/o mother I am trying to take care of and threatened my life in a serious manner in front of her.  he has dumpster dived my private personal trash cans, and I could get into it more but

wont.  

 

I happen to be a private investigator which comes in handy, because of the neighborhood I live in we dub Mayberry

because it appears crime free, however it is all behind closed doors and the only Zipcode in Long Beach CA remaining free of Gang Interdiction and Drug Interdiction Zones, and I intend to keep it that way.  otherwise Long Beach Proper has gone to **bleep** literly worse than the Skid Row you have probably heard bout in Los Angeles off of 2nd and San Pedro

 

So between myself and my roomate who is also a private investigator, he does most of my face to face and in the field

work for me and I am the skip tracer of the biz.  I did that job for Verizon for 18 yars before a sudden layoff 1 year before

they changed names from GTE to Verizon.

 

So anyhows I do thank you for your input and you have made my mind a bit more easy to contain

 

Regards and Thank you

Dev

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As far as how easy to break security you didn't specify what generation of phone you are talking about.  Some, even digital phones, had no security.  Those are relatively easy to receive and the early security is also commonly hacked. However even the currently common DECT phones have security that has been broken.  Fortunately for those with security, its not that easy to do.  More likely some other means being used if they really are getting your phone calls.

 

As someone previously mentioned tapping your copper wire somewhere is easy.

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