Sunday, January 4, 2009

UK Police allowed to hack into your PC

Apparently the police are now allowed to hack into our PCs without a warrant.

This is usually achieved by injecting key-logging software or sending Trojans in emails to acquire internet browsing and email habits and is generally referred to by the fluffy sounding "remote searching.

And when I say "The Police", apparently this includes Police from elsewhere in the EU being able to get permission from the UK Police to hack PCs here. While I have as little to hide from the Spanish police as I do from Her Majesty's Constabulary, this is murky stuff.

http://security.itproportal.com/articles/2009/01/05/uk-police-now-allowed-hack-your-pc/

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