Where is it safe to surf my browser around here?
Is this email message not really clicking on my DHL package tracking information?
Why does my Intrusion Prevention System flare up on sources located in APNIP, RIPE… LACNIC?
I truly believe in a global presence and access to all the safe content for people around the world. But, in America, there is an expression commonly know as, ”A few have ruined it for the rest of us.”
That may or may not be the case, but there are a lot of things that are no-no’s to most of us who are aware of the situation, but pop-ups are still telling the uneducated user to install “X” anti-virus application and, nope, it’s ransom ware.
Now the victim has to give their credit card number to criminals to get back access to the system and data. Better cancel the card.
I’m sure this isn’t the first contemplation on alternative scenarios, but I feel that light-net versus dark-net areas of the Internet should be composed. Call it “Safe Haven” or a “Playground” where children can go play while we look away. This would be in lieu of parental controls but not supervision.
IPv6 has created a vast address space and only portions are taken up by the typical allocations. I’m sure telecom systems could come up with an intuitive way or Windows 8 icon to be able to locally address oneself and then only have access to the safe network’s constrained by ACLs, rules, monitoring and such.
Host domains would have to be under some scrutiny as to their offerings and thus would be fewer, but access could still be tunneled and monitored to IPv4 or other off-zone IPv6 sites with capacity appliance.
Problematic activity and behaviors that adversely affect the rest of the user’s in “E-Paradise” would be identified and access denied as well investigations in cases where Trojan variants create financial fraud.
A paid for, theme based, segmented and constrained IPv6 sub-network would provide users with some feeling of safety in an environment where that is not well offered today.