Low Orbit Ion Cannon.
The project just keeps and maintenances (bug fixing) the code written by the original author - Praetox, but is not associated or related with it.
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- Stress Testing
Useless "Hacker"-Tool with poor copy & paste code quality. Only useful for script kiddies, witch are unable to develop there own software. Not usable for serious security analyses.
Tested the LOIC on a site. Seemed to work fine from my computer, 'cause the site went down! Just to be sure, I called a friend and asked her to check out the URL - and to my surprice the site wasn't down at all. Turned out, all that LOIC did was temporarely blocking MY internet access! Now, wtf is that??? Does it have any usefull effect at all, or is my version corrupt? I've been using LOIC-188.8.131.52-binary from SourceForge... Nice to hear if anyone has a comment on that - thanks :)
Never had any problems with it. Highly recommended!
Has anyone read the code? It's just a basic stress tool that greenhorns routinely knock up in a few of lines of PERL every day to test their own websites
AVG picked up 2 viruses when I scanned it