The Power Pwn may look like a power strip, but it's actually a DARPA-funded hacking tool for launching remotely-activated Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and Ethernet attacks. If you see one around the office, make sure to ask if it's supposed to be there.
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The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has recently given a US$500K award to a computer scientist of the Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL). His research project is called 'Revolutionizing Defense Communications with a Diversified Internet Infrastructure.' Crowley will design a new kind of network for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). The goal is to 'facilitate real-time information in the field so that every foot soldier, commander, tank and transport vehicle is networked.' Crowley thinks that commanders engaged in tactical combat-type situations 'want to understand the location and states of all the platforms, equipment and personnel in real-time.' And he adds he can help -- and maybe save some lives. But read more...
The company has won a Darpa contract to develop an 'intrinsically secure' mobile network protecting against traditional cyberattacks
BAE Systems last week scored a US$8.5 million contract with DARPA to develop an "intrinsically secure" mobile network for military use in planes, ground vehicles, sensor systems — mobile and stationary — as well as handheld devices.
Back in the 1960s, it was a US Defense Department agency, DARPA, that created the network that has become the Internet. Now, the DOD has approved and funded a new project, Iris, that might wind up jump-starting a new chapter in Internet history - the wired cosmos.
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