Hax Attacks Game to Learn During Cyber Security Month

by Robyn Wright on October 15, 2012

in Reviews & Giveaways,Tech

Cyber GriffinOctober is Cyber Security Month (watch #CyberSecurityMonth on Twitter), a topic that is truly important. Sometimes though it can be a little boring to learn about though. Luckily Cyber Griffin has a new game, Hax Attacks, which really is a fun way to learn more cyber security tips.

HONESTLY – this game IS FUN!

I say that because I know that not all educational games are always as fun as they claim to be. My son, Taylor (17), and I have been playing this game and we both have learned some interesting information while having fun.

Hax Attacks by Cyber Griffin

 

Robyn’s Thoughts Taylor’s Thoughts
Fun Level

This really is a fun little game in the challenge of each level.

The fun part for me is that the game is challenging. I sat down and played for over an hour the first time.

Learning Level

The game keeps you going to achieve levels and the security tips along the way are easy to comprehend. I think the language is easy for most anyone to understand.

For the average internet user the tips are very informative. The tips that are given should really be known by everyone who goes online in any form. The tips were worded in a way that make it easy to understand for non-technical people.

Favorite Part

I really like the Hackability Meter. You create a password and it shows you the strength and why it gets that rating. The categories really help you understand what you need to make your passwords stronger.

My favorite part is that the game is a puzzle of sorts. I like the challenge of going up through the levels. I also like that it was not so difficult that it was frustrating.

Improvement Ideas

I hope they make it available on all platforms. Right now it is just on iOS.

I would the graphics to be a little fancier.

Who Would Benefit

I think young tweens and up would enjoy the game and benefit from the information. This includes adults as well.

Anybody

What Did You Learn

I was surprised at the level of complexity they suggest passwords should be. I honestly thought

For some virus infections, neutralizers take the infected files and isolate them and then can scan and clean the virus from them. After that your data can be recovered. I thought all of your stuff would just be wiped out if infected and gone forever.

 

 

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Taylor adds…..
A lot of my friends know how to operate a computer, know how to use programs, and use social networks however they do not understand cyber security enough. For example, once you post a photo on Facebook, even if you delete it or hide it from friends it really is still on Facebook forever. They need to consider Facebook public and forever regardless of their settings. Many people do not understand that the ads that say “Congratulations you’ve won a free iPad” or things like that are not what they seem. Many of my friends also do not understand at all how important a good password is. You can learn more about all of these things just by playing Hax Attacks. I would really recommend this game to my friends.

Robyn adds….
Just like Taylor, I know many of my friends also do not understand enough about cyber security. Really it is something we all can learn more about and be reminded of. When we find educational vehicles like Hax Attacks it just makes it that much easier to learn and retain the information.

Right now Hax Attacks is available for the Apple iPhone (.99¢), iPad ($1.99), and iPod (.99¢). This game is totally worth the small price. I am hoping they have Android and Windows Phone versions very soon. You can learn more about the game on the Hax Attacks Facebook page and by following @HaxAttacks on Twitter.

Stay tuned, there is more to come….

Disclosure: I have been compensated for participating in this campaign. All opinions are those of myself and my son Taylor.

© 2012, Robyn Wright. All rights reserved.

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1 tannawings October 15, 2012 at 6:40 pm

I like your reviews and really like it when Taylor helps out when it is game related. I also like how he is able to tell us just what kids his age think is secure and what isn’t. He always adds a nice touch when he co-reviews things like this. Thanks much!

2 Krystel Warden October 15, 2012 at 9:14 pm

this game looks really cool :)

3 Robin October 16, 2012 at 5:12 am

What a great idea! I need a Hackability Meter; my passwords are terrible. I also need to know more about all aspects of cyber security!

4 Tiffany Winner October 16, 2012 at 7:36 am

Great game, kids need to learn early and often about online security
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5 Thomas Murphy October 16, 2012 at 5:42 pm

cool game! thanks for the review
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6 Shannon Whitfield October 16, 2012 at 8:02 pm

Great info, thank you!! I love the idea of this, hoping for an Android version soon.. nice to hear Taylor’s “voice” on this too:)

7 Jennifer Peaslee October 19, 2012 at 3:56 pm

This looks like a really fun and educational game! Unfortunately I don’t have an i-anything LOL! I’d like to get an iPad one day though, so when I do I’ll check the game out! jenniferpeaslee at gmail dot com

8 April Crouse October 19, 2012 at 6:48 pm

Oh great! Another thing to be addicted 2! LOL! Will definitely be downloading this game on my iPhone to play while sitting in boring waiting rooms and on my lunch.

9 Stacey Nicole October 19, 2012 at 8:21 pm

Awwww this game looks super fun. I’m always looking for fun games to play when I get sick of putting in job applications in every day haha. Internet security is a very important topic! :)
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10 Sheila r October 19, 2012 at 9:21 pm

I would totally play this.
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