Posted 26 апреля 2022,, 09:56

Published 26 апреля 2022,, 09:56

Modified 24 декабря 2022,, 22:36

Updated 24 декабря 2022,, 22:36

Figure of the day: 90% of gadgets in Russia can be disabled from abroad

Figure of the day: 90% of gadgets in Russia can be disabled from abroad

26 апреля 2022, 09:56
Фото: Соцсети
Manufacturers of electronic devices can easily deprive Russians of the opportunity to use their gadgets

A frightening prediction was made at the Safe Internet Forum conference by well-known Russian information technology entrepreneur Igor Ashmanov : he stated that 90% of client devices (that is, computers and smartphones) in Russia can easily be disconnected from abroad. The fact is that the so-called “theft mode” exists in the software of all gadgets, be it Android, iOS, macOS or Windows 10. Moreover, upgrading to block gadgets in our country, depriving their owners of the opportunity to unlock, will take a very short time.

One of the conference participants asked a logical question to Ashmanov: why would the West turn off Russian smartphones, thereby depriving itself of 140 million spy devices from which any information can be removed? To which the entrepreneur replied that the ability to turn off is useful in case, for example, the outbreak of war - “cutting down” all devices in one fell swoop is a good way to sow confusion and unrest. In addition, you can turn off almost everything, and leave something for the effective management of such crises ...