Before sounding the alarm, understand the technology

The UK’s National Crime Agency has publicly distanced itself from a poster urging parents to call police if their child has installed Kali Linux, Tor or – brace yourself – Discord.

Issued by the West Midlands Regional Organised Crime Unit (WMROCU) via local area councils, the poster in question lists a slack handful of common infosec tools – as well as some that clearly have nothing to do with computer security.

Source: Call us immediately if your child uses Kali Linux, squawks West Mids Police • The Register

Yes, the unknown is scary. Please read up on technology and its uses before dumping them into Danger Will Robinson mode!

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