Britain’s cyber intelligence agency, the GCHQ, has released new guidance suggesting people should avoid complex passwords for their online accounts.
In a departure from the conventional belief passwords should be complex, the snooping agency said such passwords fail to protect against cyber hackers.
The GCHQ intelligence agency, which is based in Cheltenham, specialises in cyber communications for the British army and government.
Only today (12th Sept) was it revealed British GCHQ spies have discovered ISIS cyber criminals have hacked into senior government ministers’ emails.
7:51PM BST 12 Aug 2015
The plans are part of a larger effort by the European Commission to quickly dispatch those not entitled to EU residency.
“Migrants who often paid their life savings to smugglers to bring them to Europe may not be ready to take up assisted voluntary returns unless they see they will be returned anyway”, notes the paper.
If no other solution is found, “returns must be enforced”, with “electronic surveillance” and “semi-closed facilities” as alternative measures to just locking people up, the paper adds.
One idea in the paper proposes compulsory requirements to get member states to log entry bans and return decisions into the EU’s Schengen Information System (SIS).
This includes developing a ‘central automated fingerprint identification system’ for SIS and extending the scope of the EU’s biometric common asylum registration system, Eurodac, to include returns.
People become parcels – barcoded?
Next step – RFID?
The new inquiry is part of an investigation into the mishandling of anthrax at Department of Defense labs, Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook said.
The department hasn’t determined whether samples containing plague bacteria and specimens of the deadly virus were shipped from its labs, Cook said.
Keep in mind that this is not conspiracy theory. These citations are from official government documents. Though most of the experiments documented are from the Cold War era, the key takeaway is that to government scientists and military personnel we are all just guinea pigs.