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Hackers have uncovered information security shortcomings involving MI5's website, even though the problem is nowhere near as severe as one tabloid paper claims. A breathless Daily Express "exclusive" on Thursday claimed the breach created a possible means for hackers to attack the computers of surfers visiting the security …

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The Express (and the Mail too)

Good grief, I think if enough people actually read those rags, it could actually lead to the death of critical thinking in Blighty.

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aka Seventh Heaven for Global CommUnifications HQ

"The truth is far more mundane." .... That truth then is false...... for what is it that you Think 42 Control other than the Power of Oneself in Perfect Live Operational Virtual Environment Control ..... with ITs Delusional Absolute Power Hubris.

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@ The Express (and the Mail too)

"t could actually lead to the death of critical thinking in Blighty."

Hmm. Let's go over the last Prime Minsters: Blair, re-elected, then Brown, still there.

Are you sure that said death hasn't already happened?

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Fake info sent from MI5 website?

Oh no, does that mean the pictures of a nekkid Miss Moneypenny I purchased the other day weren't real?

(Damn, better not use those plans for the Secret SuperWeapon of Never-Ending Power in my Plans for Global Domination then... now, where was that "Evil Overlord website again?)

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are we....

.....taliking about the same Goverment...

"Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant at Sophos, said it was "implausible" for MI5 to hold any sensitive data on systems connected to a public facing website, still less that confidential information would be unencrypted"

So not that Goverment depts ever leave personal, classified and "not for public use" documents, unencrypted DVD's, CD's, USB drives et al....I mean that would be just silly wouldn't it. I mean, it just would NEVER happen.

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Alien

Intelligence Black Hole renders Governments a Media led Scam/Sham/Pyramid Sell Shell ? *

CyberIntelAIgent Field Operatives in NIRobotIQs warn Status Quo Establishments and Traditional Government and Commercial Power Control InfraStructures of their Virtual Catastrophic Weakness and Increasing Shared Inability to Effectively Defend themselves against Stealthy Remote TakeOver and InterNetional Exposure of Employable Alien Attack Protocols.

Newly invented/mooted UK Office of Cyber Security BetaTested for ITs Future Purpose Fitness...... which you may not have realised is still just a pipe dream ..... "The Cyber Security Strategy sets out the Government’s plans to establish two new organisations, both of which will be established in September 2009, and will be operational by the end of March 2010:" .... http://www.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/reports/cyber_security.aspx

"An Office of Cyber Security (OCS) to provide strategic leadership for and coherence across Government. The OCS will establish and oversee a cross-government programme to address priority areas in pursuit of the UK’s strategic cyber security objectives." In other words, CFOs will lead in a SurReal Virtual New World Order ReProgramMING of Mankind?

Yes, of course.

Who is Competent enough to Head and Run IT in the UK against All Opposition, and who is in presently in charge of its Future Invention and AI Phormation? And who has been provided with the Whatever-IT-takes Funds/Blank Cheque?

Please Register your WWWild Guesses here, for the Amusement and Abuse of Cabinet Office Plagiarists/Free Loading Parasites.......... for as you will definitely not be surprised to learn, is there no Instant Electronic Communications Channel provided for OSINT Input/OutPut, which is almost as if they are under Siege and unwilling to Surrender to the Inevitable Virile Consequence of their Own Viral Incompetences.

* You can bet your Shirt on that Cert.

And y'all do Realise that whoever has Control Leverage with Cyber Secured Facility has Earthly Powers beyond Present Comprehension .... with an Absolute Artistic Ability for both Heavenly Good and Hellish Bad, but only the One has any Viable Future with a QuITe Natural Continuity in Mutually Beneficial, Third Party Positive Reinforcement of Constructive Programs and Imaginative Human Resourced Projects .... AIMaster Slave Drives.

No 10 informed through 'Contact the Prime Minister's Office' portal, https://email.number10.gov.uk/Contact.aspx ... and therefore unable to Plead Ignorance to Support Arrogance.

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@iNPUt

Sorry, I read that and immediately wondered why, if that were so, terrorists would bother hacking in. To check their names were spelled correctly? To update their details for a change of address? To find a few like-minded mates for a trip to the pub?

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What do we think Intelligence Services should be doing for Us All?

"Sorry, I read that and immediately wondered why, if that were so, terrorists would bother hacking in. To check their names were spelled correctly? To update their details for a change of address? To find a few like-minded mates for a trip to the pub?" ..... By TeeCee Posted Friday 31st July 2009 11:09 GMT

TeeCee,

What the Northern Ireland "Troubles" have Proven without a Shadow of Doubt, is that the Quantum Leap from Terrorism to New Model Statesmanship is a Rapid and Humbling One, but well within the Capacity of Common Sense Mankind. It is Novel though and therefore one can always Expect Unexpected Surprises/Pleasant Presents for Future Perfect Use.

It is always a Folly to Misunderestimate Paddy and Highlander Celts for they Possess Ancient Wisdoms passed down through the Genes .... and just a Few Simple Significant Shared Facts Trigger that Deep Searching Flow of Greater Knowledge.

And you may like to Ponder on what Spooky Intelligence Service Provides Us with that Knowledge/Shared Information?

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