IRBI: A nice initiative from Microsoft

Microsoft Germany and Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU) designed an evaluation of the Internet Risk Behaviour Index (IRBI). It is a set of tests to educate users in different situations that they may encounter while using Internet.

The tests are interesting and well designed. I must confess that I failed one scenario. I will not tell you my mistake, just that it was situation 3. The advises are also extremely good. Some situations seem complex for a non tech savvy such as 6 or 11. It is a good educative tool although in real environment, you may be less vigilant than during the tests.

Some small critics:

  • The display was awfully slow on my computer. I don’t know if it comes from it or from SilverLight.
  •   It did not work with Firefox!!!! I know that it is a Microsoft study, nevertheless many internet users are using this browser.
  •  It is in German. I did not find an English version. Is it planned?

So for people who read German, the address is  I will try to see if there is an English one

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