Russia is to crack the Tor anonymity network out of high reward. According to British media reports, offering a reward of 3.9 million Russian rubles (about 680,000 yuan), hoping to find crack Tor anonymity network called the program.
The anonymous network hides the user's location and identity, let them through computers on the network to upload a lot of data, and the program is encrypted. Russia's Interior Ministry made this reward decision and said it was to 'ensure the country's defense and security.' This award rule only applies to the Russian people; the program submission deadline is August 13. Applicants need to pay 19.5 million rubles (about 34,000 yuan), to participate in competitions.Read more
Authors of "Confidential Index" research from the EMC Company told about number of Russians who are ready to open personal information for convenience. About 38 percent of Russians are ready to open the personal information for convenience of work on the Internet whereas in the world this indicator makes only 27 percent.
About it it is spoken in EMC corporation research. To medical institutions and medical insurance companies we are ready to entrust the personal information about 39 percent of Russians, to banking and other financial institutions ─ 42 percent. It is interesting that the world indicator of trust of personal information to medical institutions makes nearly 50 percent.Read more
Moscow-based Elcomsoft has developed a new version of Phone Password Breaker 3.0 program with access into iCloud without Apple ID and the password function.
But this feature is mostly intended for our law enforcement and forensic customers, as using a password-free entry into iCloud requires a binary authentication token that must be extracted from the suspect’s computer (OS X or Windows). But you’ll still need the suspect’s PC with iCloud Control Panel installed which has iCloud Control Panel installed. Moreover the user must’ve been logged in to iCloud Control Panel on that PC at the time the computer is seized. If the user logged out of the Panel, the authentication tokens are then deleted.Read more
A computer program made in Russia became the first in the history that managed to pass Turing test which was developed in 1950 in order to determine how machine‘s intelligence can imitate the human‘s one.
The program was created by Russian engineer Vladimir Veselov and Ukrainian Eugene Demchenko. A computer program has managed to convince judges it was a 13-year-old boy Eugene Goostman from Odessa. The Turing Test is based on 20th century mathematician and code-breaker Alan Turing's question and answer game set out in his 1950 paper ‘Computing Machinery and Intelligence’. During the tests the machine has to convince the person by means of correspondence that it is a person, instead of artificial intelligence.Read more
The Federal Security Service has developed rules for Russian companies which deal with personal data in digital form.
The document says that if the company plans to use encryption, these funds must be certified by FSB. At the same time it can be obtained only by the technical tools that implement domestic cryptographic algorithms, but they can be supported by neither iOS, nor Android. The cost of using these algorithms is very expensive, for example installing "Crypto CSP" on one computer will cost about two thousand rubles. The document also states that the servers with crypto must be sealed in buildings with bars on the windows at night.Read more
The state plans to oblige Internet companies to store and transmit information about their users to the authorities for the law enforcement requests. Intelligence agencies can receive e-mail addresses, user names, contact lists and other users’ data, but the transference of posts, comments, and personal correspondence is not provided in the document.
Russian Communications Ministry and FSB developed a list of amendments to the legislation, according to which Internet companies will have to transmit user data to law enforcement officials after receiving the request. The document also provides a list of sites that must either wait for receipt of notice from the representatives of law and order, or register in Russian Communications Ministry by itself.Read more
iOS users in Russia began to face attacks by hackers who steal passwords to block smartphones and tablets and extort money for their unlock. To prevent this, you need to make your passwords long and complex, and not to impose them on suspicious sites, "Kaspersky Lab" recommends.
The exact number of hacked phones is unknown. The representatives of Apple declined to comment.
The attackers use the fact that in the new version of iOS 7 has become possible to block stolen smartphone that cannot be removed with help of a reset or flashing devices. If you want to use this feature, you must know the user‘s name (Apple ID, also known as e-mail address) and password.
Comments on Friday by a top Russian telecoms official, suggesting that the country might soon block access to Twitter, met with a swift wave of condemnation — including from other government officials — providing a rare window into differences of opinion inside the Kremlin over how best to censor voices of dissent.
In an interview with a local newspaper Friday, Maxim Ksenzov, deputy head of the government’s telecommunications watchdog, Roskomnadzor, called Twitter a “political” tool that undermines the state’s authority. “We can block Twitter or Facebook tomorrow for several minutes,” Ksenzov said. “We do not see any risks in that.”Read more
Russian lawmakers are planning to make content filtering in Runet, and to forbid DNS-servers domains. RU and .RF placing abroad and transfer Coordination Centre domains functions to the authorized federal executive authority.
"Kommersant" reports about the government's plans to increase control over the Russian Internet space citing data from federal official and Internet company managers that wished to remain anonymous. They reported that the authorities discuss the issue of Runet federalization, that is, "the ban on joining regional and local data networks to foreign Internet networks" that can be done only through federal access.Read more
Now the main stream of data goes through the servers located in the USA. The President of Russia Vladimir Putin considers it necessary and important to place on the territory of Russia the servers of large national Internet resources that will protect the stored information.
This opinion he expressed today, on April 24, speaking at a meeting of the media forum in St. Petersburg, ITAR-TASS reported. "It is possible to do, but it takes time and capital investment," he said, adding that now the main stream of data goes through the servers located in the USA, where everything is controlled. "All that the Internet has emerged as a special project of the CIA and developing," Putin said.Read more