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Yeah, it is a bit of a stretch, but there are things done the old ways just because that is how they were always done, sometimes people don't even know why they are doing them, it is just the way it has always been done and it is in the SOPs that haven't been updated in a long while.
Anything that transmits is potential for a man in the middle kind of attack, keyfobs (and even smart cards) included.
And yes, I understand people not being on their phones is something that should happen(how'd you guess I had an iphone...spy!). But to try and give someone crap for an EMSEC violation just because there is a sticker up is just silly. Give them heck for being on their phone during work hours sure, but not made up rules/scare tactics.
I've seen units have cell busters installed, creating a massive EMSEC zone for the whole building, only to turn them down to almost no sensitivity (and they don't detect a fairly prevalent frequency band so they're basically useless.
I think we could do a lot more research and risk assessments to allow more wireless technologies. We're never going to create a perfectly safe system, but sometimes we're sacrificing efficiency and money for very little gain.
I personally think TCI is the biggest scam going, so much wasted time and manpower to verify that someone placed a laptop exactly X metres away from something.