Monday, January 24, 2011

Brown's phone "hacked": May I call bullshit?

So, the development of the "listening to voicemail" story went further yesterday, with the Independent on Sunday running an "exclusive" that Brown asks Scotland Yard to investigate if he was hacked. Apparently this was during Gordon Brown's time as Chancellor, and he was concerned his phone had been targeted.

So let me get this straight.

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, the second most important man in the country - privy to not only vital state secrets of an economic matter but who would also have been privy to other intelligence briefings - was freely making phone calls on a non-CESG approved, unencrypted, and insecure line, susceptible to casual intercept by a chancer dialing into the voicemail service and using the default password of 1234 or 0000?

What's that smell coming from the Sindy? Is it sheep? Is it pig? No it's bull.

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