Users’ Data Locking in Today’s Environment


At present, moderators of websites and pages in social media can block the user within a few seconds if they think his/her behavior is offensive or unacceptable. It is enough to blacklist a profile to restrict its activity. However, if it comes to the locking of an access to computer files, the talk is about hacker attacks.

Features of Data Locking

There has been recently a series of resonance interlocks that can be connected with censorship on the Internet. So, in Ukraine, the following web resources were locked:

  • “Vkontakte”;
  • “Odnoklassniki’;
  • “Yandex”;
  • “Kinopoisk”.

In Russia, the popular messenger Telegram was locked. The simplest way to bypass artificial restrictions is the use of VPN services and proxy servers. Moreover, the resources “suffered” automatically set them in updated versions of the apps for the users to stay always connected.

The data locking is becoming more selective in the modern world. Clients’ access to portals is restricted artificially, as these portals can present alternative points of view on particular political or cultural events.

As for hacker attacks, it is believed that the ordinary user is almost not at stake. However, even such a user can suffer from some intruders hacking millions of accounts every day. Even a difficult combination is not a safety guarantee. So, methods and features of interlocks are gradually changing. Despite this, those users who want to gain an access to the necessary data will always find a way to do this even in such adverse conditions.

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