The Government needs to place in place new mechanisms to safe the on-line actions of residents. After the cyberscore, we are able to thus use an anti-scam filter imagined to keep away from malicious hyperlinks.
“We are all concerned and affected: the cyber threat has even gone from being an exception to a daily phenomenon.” It is with these phrases that Jean-Noël Barrot, the Minister Delegate accountable for the Digital Transition and Telecommunications, recalled the urgency of tackling on-line scams, Thursday October 27, 2022, throughout a visit to the new cyber campus at La Défense. To do this, two gadgets will probably be carried out: the cyberscore – a code impressed by the nutriscore indicating the stage of security of the information hosted by an internet site or an Internet service (see our article) and an anti-scam filter. This final measure was a part of candidate Emmanuel Macron’s program throughout the final presidential marketing campaign. A primary model will probably be examined throughout the summer season of 2023. The government intends to generalize the measure by the summer season of 2024.
Concretely, the anti-scam filter will take the type of an extension for Web browsers – Chrome, Edge, Safari, Firefox… It will subsequently be an add-on that everybody can resolve to put in or not, based mostly on the voluntary, with none compulsory character. Its position will probably be to filter web sites, in response to the potential dangerousness. But we do not but know precisely the way it will work. It may, for instance, warn the person if a website is malicious, and even block the loading of a web page. The Minister Delegate accountable for the Digital Transition and Telecommunications thus indicated that the filter “will warn Internet users in real time about threats”.
In addition, a “task force” – a working and motion group, in French… – has been charged by the Government with working on the technical facet of the creation of the anti-scam filter. Jérôme Notin, director of Cyber-Maliciousnessthe public group for help and prevention in digital security, clarified that this filter will not be supposed to cease spam and malicious emails, however to warn Internet customers once they click on on harmful hyperlinks. by blocking them or highlighting their harmfulness with a notification: “It will not block the phishing, but the consequence of the phishing”, he thus confided to La Tribune. The working group should submit a report after testing the beta model, throughout the summer season of 2023. Case to comply with subsequently.