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 !
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
the full story here. On SpyBlog.
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.
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.
know that our DNA records are held by a 3rd party
has got our data?.
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…..
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