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|UK Government Funded Net Security Site Collapses Under User Demand|
| 3:13 pm on Jun 4, 2014 (gmt 0)|
I remember visiting that site recommended in the original notification and thought it odd I couldn't get to the site.
I tried again yesterday and still no luck.
Eventually, people will forget about the warnings and won't visit the site again.
|The head of a government-funded cyber-security advice website has apologised and said he was "not sleeping" after the site collapsed under heavy traffic. |
Get Safe Online was publicised as being the place to go for advice to protect computers against a high-profile hack.
But within moments of an announcement on Monday, the website collapsed under a deluge of visitors.
Despite extra capacity being added, problems continued well into Wednesday morning.UK Government Funded Net Security Site Collapses Under User Demand [bbc.co.uk]
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| 7:54 am on Jun 5, 2014 (gmt 0)|
How much traffic did it take to bring the site down?
Given the usual track record of British public-private collaborations I expect it was very little.
The site does not have a very good security record itself: its password strength checker gave bad advice and exposed passwords as plain text in the URL!
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