The man is convinced that people are listening to conversations on wireless phones. If you read the clip below you will see that Howard is delusional. His house is isolated. No one is getting close enough to even pick up the wireless signal. Cordless phones have a limited range. Here is another thing, who the fuck is he talking to that is that important that someone wants to eavesdrop. His mother, father, his kids, the limited few friends he has. I'll bet if you go in the homes of other celebs the amount of them that still use cord phones is probably less than one percent. I have no doubt as nuts as Howard is he probably has his house swept for any bugs every time he has an outside contractor doing work in his apartment or his house. You have to know some crazy billionaire CEO got to him at one of the parties he goes to do and told him about the dangers of wireless phones. Maybe it was some guy who ran a hedge fund. The difference is that guy might say something on the phone that could cost his firm tens of millions of dollars. He might be discussing taking a position in a company and buying large blocks of stock. That information is valuable and people would go to extremes trying to get to it. Howard on the other hand is talking to a doctor complaining that it takes him ten minutes to take a piss. Who gives a fuck! Casual hackers or script kids can't just pursue DECT hacking. They can't use the tools without extremely specialized radio hardware. The radio hardware required to intercept DECT traffic is not cheap and is hard to locate and the new universal software radios available and capable intercepting DECT calls can be on the high end with regards prices. Unless you're a immensely high value target that is guarding classified info or top secret files then the risk of hackers listening in on your calls using DECT-based cordless phone is most probably low. An illegal eavesdropper must find a way to be get close to your location to pick up a signal. Are you worried about nosy neighbors listening in on your calls? Then you must upgrade your grandma's old cordless phone (most probably analog) to digitally based designed phone. This will prevent most incidental crosstalk eavesdroppers. If you are super paranoid about someone listening to your calls, then you may want to use either a corded phone (yes, they are still existing) or encrypted VOIP services. Kryptos is highly recommended. Now, let's look at the bottom line. As long as you are using a digital cordless phone manufactured in the past few years, hackers and other eavesdropping toms being able to listen to your calls are quite slim. Given the scarcity of the hardware required they are also expensive. Hackers are more predisposed to try hacking your voicemail, rather than listen to your calls.