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Russian Law Requires Smart Devices To Come Pre-Installed With Domestic Software

Russia is taking security measures against technology that can hurt big tech companies in the region. In light of new laws, every smart device such as TVs, computers, smartphones, and tablets that will be purchased in Russia from now it is mandatory for it to come with pre-installed Russian-domestic software in the device. The new law is deciphered as an attempt by the government to shut down online freedom but the government officials are stating that this initiative has been introduced to promote home tech firms and to help Russian home tech companies to compete with foreign counterparts. 

The two Russian tech giants such as Yandex and will be providing the pre-installed software in smart devices. 

“The law applies from Thursday to all devices and the Company said that it would offer apps from Russian developers to users activating phones but that all apps were checked to make sure they meet Apple's own privacy and security policies", Reuters said. 

In other words, it means that clients will be able to choose Russian-domestic software and apps over multinational companies’ software when setting up their smart devices. Additionally, on Twitter an iOS developer – Tian Zhang has shared a video of the new setup process on Thursday. 

Now a screen in the setup reads, "In compliance with Russian legal requirements, continue to view available apps to download." Tapping "continue" redirect the user to a list of Russian-domestic software and apps, including several from the search giant Yandex. 

Intelligence is saying that Russia is trying to compete with the US tech giants in the country and simultaneously trying to strengthen its reliance on its government-controlled "sovereign internet." 

It is about the last month when the Russian government slowed down Twitter in the response to Twitter's refusal to remove the banned content from the platform, but that ended up blocking several domains, including the Kremlin's website.

Anonymous Hackers developed Web LOIC DDOS Tool for Android

Anonymous Hackers developed a new version of The Low Orbit Ion Cannon (LOIC), an infamous DDOS tool which is used to take down websites by sending large number of malicious request to server.

The same tool has been ported to JavaScript to perform a DoS directly from a browser. The existence of Web LOIC, along with anonymous web hosting services such as pastehtml, has made it possible for any user on the Internet to participate in those attacks with just one click.

The web LOIC for Android is not something that was developed from scratch, instead they used free online service that create Android application with just URL, HTML code or Document. This tool is developed to aid hackers in OpArgentina.

This tool sends 1,000 HTTP requests with the message "We are LEGION!" as one of the parameters.e LEGION.”

The tool is available here.

AnDOSid~DDOS Tool for Android~Developed for PenTesters

SCOTT HERBERT Developed a new DDOS Tool for Android, designed for Security Professionals/PenTesters.

AnDOSid allows PenTesters to simulate a DOS attack (A http post flood attack to be exact) and of course a dDOS on a web server, from mobile phones.

AnDOSid is actively being developed and Devleoper welcome feedback from the security community as to how you would like the application to evolve.

AnDoSid costs only Rs. 74.6 (1.62 USD)

What's in this version:

  • Requires Internet access to send the http post data
  • Requires phone state to access the IMEI (one of the two identifiers sent with each post)
Some possible new features could include:-
  • A drop down list of recent targets
  • User defined delay between posts
  • An option for GET based testing