Looks like a damned good excuse for another govt safety warning
Is it just me, or does this document's security advice look like it is about five years out of date? There is absolutely nothing new or useful here. Just another excuse to spend more taxpayer money "doing something"!
"Something" will probably be this:
******* CLAIRVOYANCE MODE ON *******************
Switch on TV:
Rear view of evil looking man in black hat (BOFH) furiously typing on a keyboard and muttering things like "fucking TOR", "there's my new Ferrari paid off" and suddenly "curses...." BLEEPING RED INTRUDER ALERT!!!! flashes onto screen.
Loud knock on door:
Loud explosion as door flies across the room.
The tactical squad sweeps in and tasers the still-muttering,frothy-mouthed evil hacker into unconsciousness. The squad then take turns kicking his quivering body down the stairs into the waiting black police van.
Remember kids.... "free" music and films, unpopular political views, free-thinking, pornography, social networking with other misfits.... it just isn't worth it.
Sign up and join SafeNet today! Be one of the good guys. You don't need no stinkin' internet.
This message was brought to you be the UK/US/Hollywood SafeNet Initiative.
cool and dramatic music and fade to black.
CUT! Its a wrap!
******* CLAIRVOYANCE MODE OFF *********
Yuk..... I think I just had a very clear vision of the murky near future.
Sadly, these recurring visions would be a lot funnier if they weren't so likely to happen.
I'm counting on fellow reg readers to come up with an excellent catch-phrase for this inspiring new initiative. You know, something snappy on the lines of .. "Just say no....to warez". And no... my non.existent ad agency has not been commissioned to do this gov infomercial, yet.