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MI5 to send out threat level emails

According to Sky News, spooks are to start sending out emails warning if there is an increase in terrorist threat levels, once people have signed up for the service.I have reservations about opening up yet another social engineering scam possibility.
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Written by Tom Espiner, Contributor on

According to Sky News, spooks are to start sending out emails warning if there is an increase in terrorist threat levels, once people have signed up for the service.

I have reservations about opening up yet another social engineering scam possibility. People might be more willing to click through from a link in an email purporting to be from MI5, rather than from a bank they're not a customer with. I wonder when we'll see the first spam...

Of course, if we had never followed Bush into this mess in Iraq to begin with (due to faulty intelligence??), and instead spent the money on bettering our intelligence and to engage in building better relations at home and abroad, perhaps we wouldn't now need emails warning us of terrorist threat levels...

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