MI5 e-mail alert signup shambles – all email subscription web forms sent to the USA, without encryption

What a shambles
over the heavily hyped “MI5 e-mail alert system”, which failed to be
available on Tuesday morning, as was implied in the media, but which has
appeared on Tuesday evening, with all the appearance of a rushed job !

Astonishingly,
MI5, the Security Service, part of whose remit is supposed to be giving
protection advice against electronic attacks over the internet, is sending all our personal details
(forename, surname and email address) unencrypted
to commercial third party e-mail marketing and tracking companies which physically and legally in the jurisdiction of the
United States of America,
and is even not bothering to make use
of the SSL/
TLS encrypted web forms and processing
scripts which are already available to them. 

Is this evidence
of a rush job, to satisfy the demands of the Home Office spin doctors or is it
incompetence, or indifference to the privacy and security of the general public
?

Read
the full story here
. On SpyBlog.

 

As a
result of this unholy cockup, MI5 will probably be responsible for the biggest
and most dangerous Spam and Botnet attack the
UK has ever seen.

This
government must be held responsible, this government must be held to account, and
they must stop all the database projects currently underway and undertake a
data security  review of each and every
one without delay.  They must also remove
the FOI restrictions on these database projects.

We already
know that our
DNA records are held by a 3rd party
company.

Who else
has got our data?. 

If
this country becomes the target of a mass botnet attack, you can be assured
that there will be no such thing as a secure identity for anyone in
Britain.

No doubt we will be told that the UK is under cyber attack from terrorists…..

If
you really want to know what the security threat level is you can get RSS
feeds.

RSS extentions
from Mozilla.

Threat Level UK
https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/3396/

Homeland Security
Threat Level
https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/1586/

 

 

 

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About IanPJ

Ian Parker-Joseph, former Leader of the Libertarian Party UK, who currently heads PDPS Internet Hosting and the Personal Deed Poll Services company, has been an IT industry professional for over 20 years, providing Business Consulting, Programme and Project Management, specialising in the recovery of Projects that have failed in a process driven world. Ian’s experience is not limited to the UK, and he has successfully delivered projects in the Middle East, Africa, US, Russia, Poland, France and Germany. Working within different cultures, Ian has occupied high profile roles within multi-nationals such as Nortel and Cable & Wireless. These experiences have given Ian an excellent insight into world events, and the way that they can shape our own national future. His extensive overseas experiences have made him all too aware of how the UK interacts with its near neighbours, its place in the Commonwealth, and how our nation fits into the wider world. He is determined to rebuild many of the friendships and commercial relationships with other nations that have been sadly neglected over the years, and would like to see greater energy and food security in these countries, for the benefit of all. Ian is a vocal advocate of small government, individual freedom, low taxation and a minimum of regulation. Ian believes deeply and passionately in freedom and independence in all areas of life, and is now bringing his professional experiences to bear in the world of politics.
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