New UK Cybersecurity Campaign Leads Kids Directly to Pirate Apps & Malware
The UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) launched a new awareness campaign today hoping to educate kids on the risks of using the internet. The government’s decision to call the campaign “CyberFlix” is utterly bewildering. Not only does the campaign now share the same name as one of the most recognized movie piracy apps, but the first few pages of Google results only return piracy-related results, at least some of which lead to malware.
To reduce the chances of being tracked, profiled, spammed with malicious ads, infected with malware or subjected to ransomware, no device in this building accesses the internet without stringent filtering.
With network tools and browser plugins doing some of the heavy lifting, WireGuard VPN connections help to keep the dangers at bay. In today’s online environment, every little helps and on this network, a little amounts to millions of URLs blocked every year.
A new government initiative launched today on the website of the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) sounded interesting; at least until the website started delivering broken and insecure HTTP pages in an apparent protest against an encrypted connection.
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