Police set to step up hacking of home PCs

THE Home Office has quietly adopted a new plan to allow police across Britain routinely to hack into people's personal computers without a warrant.

The move, which follows a decision by the European Union's council of ministers in Brussels, has angered civil liberties groups and opposition MPs. They described it as a sinister extension of the surveillance state which drives "a coach and horses" through privacy laws.

The hacking is known as "remote searching". It allows police or MI5 officers who may be hundreds of miles away to examine covertly the hard drive of someone's PC at his home, office or hotel room.

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meepmoopmeep3484d ago


beware the "La Li Lu Le Lo" o_O

ZootHornRollo3484d ago

just started to say they do this

but its been going on for years

Blasphemy3484d ago

Wow glad I don't live in Britain.

pixelsword3484d ago

...They don't call it the new world order for nothin'.

ZootHornRollo3484d ago

there is no new world order. its already here. there just putting it in place.

buddyro3484d ago

wrong but that is invasion of privacy.

ZootHornRollo3484d ago

every os has a back door. unless you hex'd lenix but then again any time you connect your self to the internet your giving any one with the power to access your computer.

and remember folks you cannot truly delete files from your computer

uie4rhig3484d ago

its called eraser:

now.. start deleting your porn already :P

they'll be after your porn ^^,

Bob Dole3484d ago

It's easy to truly delete files from a hard drive.

Step 1: Get a really big magnet.
Step 2: Stick it to your hard drive.
Step 3: Buy a new hard drive.

ZootHornRollo3482d ago

there is no way to deleted files off your hd unless you get a big magnet and drop it on the hd.

nice try tho. havent you read about pedos being jail for cp they had when they first got there computer

uie4rhig3482d ago (Edited 3482d ago )

as i said eraser.. the hdd works with magnetic switches, when you delete a file, the switches have not been changed, if you however keep overwriting those switches, it will be impossible to see what the switches said.. e.g. a file called lolcat.exe takes up the following on the hdd (magnetic, just an example): 011100010000100101010000100101 001101001010101
and if you then keep overwriting it with 1's and zeroes (making it look like 1010101010101010, and then again overwrite 0101010101010101 etc..) it will be impossible to bring back the file if you do that a few times..

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d3l33t3484d ago

for this to be possible they need some sort of backdoor. I wonder if they have either installed software on specific machines or they have found a major security flaw

Lon3wolf3484d ago

Yeah its called Windows.

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