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Prison Break - wireless data stealing

By singhdhillon ·
Hi, this is my first post so please bear with me. There is this device on the Prison Break Tv Show, they call it Sylia. It is a Device which can Copy/steal data(not sure if anykind) from another digital device upto 10 feets distance. I argued with my friends that it not impossible to have something like that. What do you guys think?

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Prison Break - wireless d ...

Not It's not impossible but that thing as described by you is pure Hollywood.

On the down side if you use CRT Monitors with the right equipment these can be redisplayed in a van in the street outside your Home/Office.

Col

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I doubt its reality

by w2ktechman In reply to Prison Break - wireless d ...

but I have not seen the show.

However, there are similar type of devices to attack wireless networks, causing man in the middle attacks and others.
If it only caught wireless, then I would say yes, its possible. But to gather from non wireless sources, while not purely impossible in theory, the technology just isnt available to do it.

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And much more importantly

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to I doubt its reality

If it is picking up Data on the HDD by WiFi it wouldn't be a very fast Data Transfer.

So it it was even possible I doubt that there would be any use for it to gather Data Surreptitiously.

Col

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