Sunday, January 13, 2013

Australian Spy Agency ASIO Wants Powers To Hack Into Personal Computers



Spy agency ASIO wants powers to hack into personal computers

New powers allowing Australian spies to hack into personal computers would target suspected terrorists, says a spokesman for the Attorney-General’s Department.

SPY agency ASIO wants to hack into Australians’ personal computers and commandeer their smartphones to transmit viruses to terrorists.

The Attorney-General’s Department is pushing for new powers for the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation to hijack the computers of suspected terrorists.

But privacy groups are attacking the ”police state” plan as ”extraordinarily broad and intrusive”.

A spokesman for the Attorney-General’s Department said it was proposing that ASIO be authorised to ”use a third party computer for the specific purpose of gaining access to a target computer”.

”The purpose of this power is to allow ASIO to access the computer of suspected terrorists and other security interests,” he told News Limited.

”(It would be used) in extremely limited circumstances and only when explicitly approved by the Attorney-General through a warrant. More at news.com.au

3 comments:

  1. Interesting. "suspected terrorists"...so in otherwords anyone that isn't loyal to the government of Aussies or USAinc???

    Still trying to figure out the TOPTT thing...as well as how I can free myself and my entire family. Then move on to the community and state. If my state becomes free, the government ultimately loses even more quickly right?

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  2. This "Spy" and "Secrets" game is getting ridiculously old now, can't we play "Chutes and Ladders" "Candyland" or "Hungry Hungry Hippo" now?

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  3. HAVE YOU DISABLED JAVA YET?

    Posted By: food4thought
    Date: Sunday, 13-Jan-2013 09:45:15

    IS THIS REVERSE PSYCHOLOGY?

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    Saturday, January 12, 2013

    US Government to Computer Users: Disable Java

    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is advising people to temporarily disable the Java software on their computers to avoid potential hacking attacks.

    The recommendation came in an advisory issued late Thursday, following up on concerns raised by computer security experts.

    Experts believe hackers have found a flaw in Java's coding that creates an opening for criminal activity and other high-tech mischief.

    Java is a widely used technical language that allows computer programmers to write a wide variety of Internet applications and other software programs that can run on just about any computer's operating system.

    Oracle Corp. bought Java as part of a $7.3 billion acquisition of the software's creator, Sun Microsystems, in 2010.

    Oracle, which is based in Redwood Shores, Calif., had no immediate comment late Friday.

    Link:

    http://mytechnologyworld9.blogspot.in/2013/01/us-government-to-computer-users-disable.html

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    [I'm wondering if they need us to "stand down" our computers so that they can issue a "software upgrade" (i.e., surveillance capability or a back door).]

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