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Cash was king during Optus outage. Does anyone want a cashless society as Labor/Liberal/Greens are planning?

The massive outage of 10 million Optus phone accounts and data network this week was almost certainly the result of hacking according to Cairns News IT experts and a huge wake up call for federal Labor which intends to have National ID legislation in place early next year.

The Reserve Bank has been preparing plans for conversion to a cashless society for at least two years which overnight, if enacted, would see businesses go broke and people starving in light of the Optus disaster.

If one of the world’s largest phone companies is unable to protect its network from hacking then federal Labor is dreaming it can protect the sensitive information of 25 million Australians which will be stored in a government computer.

Nearly every private corporation and many government computers in Australia have already been hacked by either China or Russia and anything run by government would be an easy target for the world’s best hackers, particularly now that AI is freely available and is being integrated into mainstream IT.

The Labor Minister for everything, Katy Gallagher, who has been dodging persistent questioning from Senator Malcolm Roberts over 30,000 excess deaths thought to be from experimental Covid vaxxes, insists the new ID system will be safe and secure. She is noted for keeping fairies at the bottom of her garden.

This personal data will be accessible by private corporations who subscribe to the system, potentially exposing it to just about every scam operating across the planet.

“The accreditation scheme and the AGDIS (Australian Government Digital ID System) will deliver a range of benefits to consumers and business users, service providers, government, and the broader economy,” Minister Gallagher implored.

“For Australians, this means a safe, secure, convenient and reusable way to prove who they are online, and having access to more services and businesses from the comfort of their home at a time that suits them.

“This legislation will ensure that providers of Digital IDs will be governed by legislation and designed with privacy in mind so Australians can trust their information is safe and secure.

“For business, the legislation means a simpler way to verify their customers. They get access to a market of accredited Digital ID providers, giving them and their customers peace of mind.”

More laughable is Gallagher’s claim that the clinically incompetent, underfunded ACCC will administer the ID data.

“Legislation will also establish independent regulation of Digital ID. The ACCC will be appointed as the initial Digital ID regulator, given its strong compliance record as Australia’s competition and consumer regulator,” she claimed.

Optus nightmare

One X commentator warned: ‘With Optus going down this morning and the stupid wanting a cashless society…..think about that, no phone, zero purchases’.

Businesses across the country were forced to offer cash sales only in their stores as most EFTPOS machines were down.

Other carriers that use the Optus mobile network like Amaysim, Vaya, Aussie Broadband, Moose Mobile, Coles Mobile, Spintel, Southern Phone and Dodo Mobile are also down.

The telco said it was aware of issues affecting some customers but is yet to explain the system failure.

‘Optus is aware of an issue that may be impacting some of our mobile and internet customers,’ a spokesman said.

‘We are currently working to identify the cause and apologise for any inconvenience.

‘In case of an emergency, customers can still call 000.’

Federal Labor Communications Minister Michele Rowland told Optus on Wednesday they should immediately “communicate with their customers.”

Well OK this is Australia and we have to make allowances for the intellectual pygmies of Labor, Greens and some Liberals.

8 COMMENTS

  1. It’s coming, a tsunami of the peoples rights being stripped away from them, the sheeple of this country that fought for places in jabby lines to get poisoned and then regularly waited in lines of traffic a kilometer long to have a cotton bud stuck up their nose all in the name of safety are ripe for the picking..
    The capitulation exhibited by my fellow New Zealanders was a fucking blind obedience disgrace IMHO,I once had a fat retarded Karen tell me I wasn’t standing on the marked spot on the concrete in a que outside a supermarket, “fuck off lady” bought an end to our conversation, this country is overflowing with morons like her unfortunately.

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  2. I recall about 10 years ago having to sign up to be given a special number.
    One of the conditions was that if my computer contaminated their computer then I was liable for all costs.
    Another condition was that if their computer contaminated my computer, they were not liable for anything.

    I had done all the protestations with others at the time, who went and signed up any way, and received their number.
    It had become critical to have that number as so many corporates in so many forms would not do business with you.

    I signed it but stated on their application form, that my signing it was under duress.
    I knew they were pondering over it, as many others had promptly received their numbers in the meantime, but months passed for me, & no number & card.

    I almost caved in reapplying, under urgency, as no number & card for months & it was all becoming very essential for business.
    But that number finally arrived, just as I thought I was close to being wrecked. Not a word about my dissent about being under duress.

    Recently I had to ring them, & once I got through they then wanted me to quote some confidential details to supposedly confirm that me was me.
    Totally opposed them on that, declaring they were risking my privacy & security.
    They endeavoured to then declare that I was not being compliant, & that then I would be in breach of the laws, whatever they are.
    Though I did comply at the time, I read them a riot act how they should be held liable to any security issues or computer hacks, and how it is a most unsatisfactory way of doing supposed business.

    I figure they have taken a note of that, as never again have they asked me, and have accepted my other ways to confirm my identity.

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  3. Simpleton1, If this country had a written constitution like the USA we’d be living in a better place and not in a country verging on unbridled police powers where they can put down in writing on an official police letter absolute lies yet the people can’t question their lies because all the filth has to do is say “we made a mistake” without any sort of apology.
    I’m guessing if the American people didn’t have their constitutional rights that country would already be a 3rd world basket case just as ours is heading, that miserable piece of shit Cnutface Ardern gave the police in this country absolute power over the team of 5 million and they will use it ,OFTEN.

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    • Agreed revtech120
      The problem is that now I trust no one here in NZ to write up a constitution.
      The other part is our Judiciary, academia will find many reasons why & how, to resist & deceive us in their tinkering even if we slid in a pretty fulsome USA constitution.
      Still would be good to try though. 🙂

      52nd State of the USA? may be a way?
      7th of Australia?
      How to get the best of both?

      Just as important, to cut the UN-WEF-WHO connections.
      Plus cut the insidious mission creep effect of 5 Eyes.

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  4. This regime we’re living under couldn’t even run an on-line school exam for a limited number without it crashing. It would be naive to expect all our vital, personal data to be safely retained, managed and shared without major mishap…

    Back to the drawing board.

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  5. Cloud gets hacked. It is not a question of ‘IF’, it is a question of ‘WHEN’ and how ‘OFTEN’.

    [1] The bigger the target, the bigger the temptation.

    [2] Hackers don’t create create security breaches, people do. Hackers simply take advantage of it.

    [3] 65% of all security breaches are internal breaches, not external.

    [4] Most security breaches are caused by either (a) end users, or (b) IT people that leaving the gate open, or (c) IT configuring or providing systems that do not take into account human nature, leading to (a).

    [5] There are dozens of ways of leaving the gate open as in 4(b), and almost all of it is underestimating the risk and/or an unawareness of the risks on the part if IT. It is to be expected since Cloud was originally rolled out in the IT industry under the banner or safe and convenient. Most IT people today are simply trained in managing cloud and the sales people trained in selling cloud. The IT industry is being dumbed down.

    [6] IT People, being geeks, don’t understand human nature. Take for an example system backups that relied on the office lady to run the backup at the end of the day (or it might be automated) and she takes the backup drive/tape/etc home. Or backup runs overnight and backup taken home at the end of the next day. The geeks don’t think of what happens if office lady leaves early to pick up sick child from school and never returns to work, Or heaven forbid an earthquake at 12.22.

    [7] Just because your IT guy knows about backup, doesn’t mean they know about human nature and risk scenarios.

    [8] There is a deficiency of monitoring, maintenance and constant system testing to ensure systems are water tight. I’ve seen leaky and faulty systems across Telcos, Banking, Online, etc, some well know,, and reported said faults and leaks to system owners, only to not be treated seriously and then later there is a hack, and said owners blame hackers with an IQ of 237 from China. Bollocks.

    When Hillary Clinton’s home email server containing govt secrets was hacked, it was claimed it was hacked it was secure but hacked by cone heads with an IQ of 437. One IT security who had checked her connection on the internet said the connection was so insecure that anyone with a modest amount of IT could have hacked it, and probably thousands had.

    All your data digital. All your money digital. All your EVs digital. Blockchain every where. All dependent on a heavily overload energy grid that is getting worse as EVs are breeding like blowflies thanks to a sugary diet of EV subsidies, at the same time as energy production is being scaled back by cancelling fossil fuels.

    Note: 68% of Australia’s electricity production comes from fossil fuels. Fossil fuels are being phased out and electricity demand is increasing. What could possibly go wrong.
    https://www.energy.gov.au/data/electricity-generation

    If the vaccine didn’t kill you, starvation will.

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