Hacker Gary McKinnon to be extradite to the U.S. His appeal against an extradition order in 2006 has failed.
McKinnon claimed “I could scan 65 000 machines in less than nine minutes,” McKinnon said.McKinnon unearthed unprotected computer systems operated by the US army, the navy, the Pentagon and NASA. On every system he hacked, he left messages. “It was frightening because they had little or no security,” he told the newspaper. “I was always leaving messages on the desktop saying, ‘your security is really crap’.” Read more…
The three thousand passports and visas were taken from a security van in Manchester as they were being transported to RAF Northolt in order to be delivered to embassies overseas.
“They can be used by putting in biographical information of your own, not necessarily getting the chip information right, and…you can use them to open up bank accounts or actually get employment,” explained an ex-Scotland Yard fraud officer, Tom Craig. Read more…
I just love this, Identity Theft 😉
ESTA is an automated system used to determine the eligibility of visitors to travel to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) and whether such travel poses any law enforcement or security risk. It is expected that the the implementation of the mandatory ESTA requirements to become effective on Jan. 12, 2009.
International travelers are already familiar with security measures that are necessary to protect travelers and crew. ESTA adds another layer of security that allows DHS to determine, in advance of travel, whether an individual is eligible to travel to the United States under the VWP and whether such travel poses a law enforcement or security risk. Read more…
The U.K. Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has deemed Google’s Street View service permissible. Google’s controversial Street View service – which will offer ground-level pictures of every UK street online – can finally be launched in Britain, after a privacy watchdog said it had no complaints about the service.
Book is now in the hands of the publishers. Book launch beginning of November if all goes to plan. So just keep watching this space 🙂