Any law to reign in that big unruly beast can only be an improvement
But then again, too much online security makes for a boring world and gives people a false sense of security.
Are we talking about the same thing?
Number one crypto law is no eggs before bedtime
Number two is barrel dodge blax
Number three is is always be running off to train someone... again!
Number four crypto law is be so full of truth bombs that you never repeat yourself
Number five crypto law is be so full of truth bombs that you never repeat yourself
Number six crypto law is be so full of truth bombs that you never repeat yourself
Number seven crypto law is be so full of truth bombs that you never repeat yourself
in a nutshell...
The question is really do you trust the government to keep the decryption keys secret and not have them leak out into the criminal and corporate worlds which would mean NO transactions of any kind were safe. The answer to that is pretty easy, absolutely not!
Deselect your medical records now
I think the Govt has to request the info from the telcos still and have good reason,so probably not a big deal for normal Aussies. Its interesting that Mehreen Faruqi the Muslim Greens senator, is complaining that she has been inundated with calls from Muslims wondering what the extent and effect decryption will have on them. Sounds like the Govt is rattling some ones cage.
Tinfoil hat : Passing the bill as Goodwill Xmas gesture was the plan...until....
Govt backdoored 167 amendments on the final morning,more come smoko.
Labor said shove it you creeps.
Cybernaut 2nd wave invasion planned for next year.
Promo gets his secret santa gift...(What might that be you ask?)
Open sillyseason on demonizing Shorten for not saving Xmas.
* Your imaginary chimney goes missing on Xmas eve.
* Xmas gift goes awol from your tracker on the home straight...
"There's your Boogie man!"... "Shame! Shame on the people smuggler!"
Credit to Swellnetonian who coined Promo...Never a truer word ! (classic)
Government Cyber Passwords need changing not Cyber Laws.
Many here feel vulnerable for good reason.
All citizens have financial ties to Govt be it Transit/Health/Resource/Tax/Welfare.
#1 Government Cyber Law that enshrines all is "Protection of Public Revenue."
This allows any/every third party access to govt files to recover any owed monies.
It also allows Govt to cross reference non bill payers then bump client onto cards.
Indue Welfare Cards funnel all transactions thru Lib Donor franchises back to Libs .
As stated above...Whole nation is in arrears to Govt so Lib card rort is next level.
Top secret Passwords that are so stupid they mock our whole Cyber Security.
Not terrorists but intergovernmental passwords are responsible of 81% of hacks.
Be rare to find a government site that hasn't been hacked...Here's how...
Top Secret Government Passwords active for 10 years or more.
*Password = [Password]
*Password = [ABCD 1234]
Yes! Popular variation on a theme of both went high tech... [Password 123]
I think one of those might be mine!
2016-17 Top secret Defence Plans of Top Gun fleets were open for all ages.
This required daring codebreaking skills of all the nerds combined. (Impossible!)
Here's how they cracked our Australian Defence code...
*Admin Password = [Admin]
*Guest Password = [Guest]
You all want me to say those TV Computer nerd password jokes simply aren't true?
Crypto security is useless for Australian Defence.
Australian Defence like all will post air raid shelters on Facebook [Subscribe or die]
"...This week Labor passed the government’s encryption bill without all of its amendments despite ALP member after member telling us it was a bad bill with huge problems due to a rushed process that needed to be fixed at a later date (notably, not one government MP other than the minister responsible spoke in favour of it).
It means, according to the president of the Law Council of Australia (not a particularly radical organisation), that we “have a situation where unprecedented powers to access encrypted communications are now law, even though parliament knows serious problems exist.”"
Wishy washy willy playing politics over principle. Never turns out well... some of mals big moves spring to mind...
"...Then Shorten on Thursday appeared on ABC’s 730, treading a very cautious line on carbon pricing.
He didn’t quite say there will be no carbon price under a government he leads, but when asked if he would put a price on carbon he answered “no, what we’re going to do is prioritise”.
The problem is the ALP, much like the government, has become far too focused on reducing only electricity emissions, when the latest figures show that the big work to be done is with stationary energy, fugitive emissions, transport and agriculture – areas that need more than just a “hey, isn’t renewable energy great” policy."
Labor should've found some balls months ago, regarding a leader mainly, but really they needed to on a heap of issues. Too late now. Looks like we're officially locked into a labourous term of lingering Labor lameness.
" ..Anyone who knows anything about those in the ALP and its supporters knows they are not cocky but having conversations like: “We couldn’t stuff this up couldn’t we? What if we lose? Oh God, we could still lose. Will this policy/speech/interview/tweet cause us to lose?”
What a way to live....and govern!
Gaawwwd help us
And all that from greg jericho and the guardian no less.
"Win the election, don’t just try not to lose it."
RE encryption laws. Early in the week, Labor prudently brushed off Morrisson's craven call for a conscience vote, a tactic to rush the descision when comprehensive analysis is what was required - this is new territory after all, so every outcome has to be fully explored.
For a day or so it appeared we'd get the debate we needed until Labor acquiesed with Libs counting down the clock till parliament adjourned for the year.
If a terror attack were to occur during the summer break, even if it had nothing to do with encryption, the Liberals and their propaganda wing would have a field day. How many different version of "Shorten's terrorists"' would you read in the Murdoch press?
"...RE encryption laws. Early in the week, Labor prudently brushed off Morrisson's craven call for a conscience vote, a tactic to rush the descision when comprehensive analysis is what was required - this is new territory after all, so every outcome has to be fully explored."
" - this is new territory after all, so every outcome has to be fully explored"
Exactly! Which is exactly why labor shouldn't have folded.
Yes Morriston was playing politics, but sometimes you've gotta play the game. Walking away and folding from such an important change to laws, because...well....errr...., because you're lame, is a lose lose situation...
in the long term..
Just ask mal
If an attack occurred - big if, but still - then everything they've worked for over the last however many years goes up in smoke.
They'll have four more years of staying true to their principles, but it doesn't mean shit from opposition.
The smart money says play politics, win the election, then revisit the legislation with time to spare and a majority for comfort.
A big 'if' indeed.
As I said....what a way to live your life...
Yeh I can see the logic behind the move, but relying on retro changing that legislation could be a disaster.
A disaster for the people that is.
A government of either colours won't give a shit. It gives them more power.
Even if there was a potential for a terrorist incident over the summer months, that would of been enough to send Morrison and the Murdoch media sycophants into a slow news Xmas holiday front page frenzy.
Labor would of been hammered for the mere hint that blocking the encryption laws could of enabled any would be terrorist attack.
Look at that Sri Lankan student a few months ago who was accused of planning an attack on then PM Malcolm Turnbull and deputy Julie Bishop.
Turned out it was all bullshit and he was setup by a work colleague, the brother of an Australian Test cricketer, who was competing for the interest of a girl.
But as the Sri Lankan guys name was Mohammad I’m sure the AFP and their political minders could sense an opportunity and believed the accusers story without question.
The poor fucker spent over a month in Goulburn SuperMax prison in solitary confinement before being released with somewhat less media hysteria then when he was thrown in there.
He has abandoned his studies and has returned to Sri Lanka, his life’s dreams in ruin.
Interesting Stu, the only problem is that the various authorities given the power have several months to stuff it up. And if you want an example of just how irresponsible police can be look at the lawyer X fiasco in Victoria. A single leak could give, not only terrorists, but every criminal hacker in the world a field day. Sad day when both sides are prepared to play politics with security so that neither can blame the other if the excrement hits the rapidly rotating blades.
I don't dispute any of the smart move playing politics of it. I just think it's a pretty miserable way to play the game. Presupposing a terrorist attack.
Especially with something so important. Jo blo doesn't have a clue what's going on with these crypto laws, but neither does the government. Both sides of government that is.
It's pretty obvious after this and the my health record disaster they don't have a clue what they're doing. Pretty much everyone's records to everything, and the answer is 'we'll sort it out later...'
the technology is befudddling the experts now.
Closed 5 eye's 3rd eye blind Oz will rent out underworld trapdoor to highest bidder.
Nothing short of opening the gates to Hell for the good, bad & ugly!
11th hour twist Labor said that despite it's reservations it would pass the bill in the Senate...('on the proviso') that the 'Coalition agreed to it's Amendments' next year!
'The Interim Bill' or 'Supply Bill' if you like is active during the Parliamentary Break...
'Revisited Bill' can still be voted down if Labor's Amendments aren't agreed to.
The inside word by big wigs is that Crypto haunts election campaign.
Huh! Now he's just talking Bullshit...Nope! Crazy as it sounds...
Let Labor explain how this caper smells more with each poke of the stick.
Labor believes that once an election is called for early in May,as expected,then.... Parliament will only sit for 10 days in the first 8 months of 2019.(You heard right!)
Note: This Laziest ever Fed's 'sleeping in' Calendar was passed by 1 vote on Tues.
100's of last hour Crypto amendments have Labor backpedaling into 2019 election.
Politics! Stinking rotten dirty lousy Politics!
Crypto sounds more like mission impossible than a done deal.(Watch this space!)
Here's next years sitting/lounging Calendar from above comment....
As an average guy who isn't reeeeaaaaalllyy overly tech savvy but does have concerns about online security, what does the proposed watering down of cryptography that the government are talking about mean to me? Is it something to be concerned about?