Category: DARPA

DARPA-Cyber-Grand-Challenge-2016Why we can’t detect all security loopholes and patch them before hackers exploit them?
Because… we know that humans are too slow at finding and fixing security bugs, which is why vulnerabilities like Heartbleed, POODLE and GHOST remained undetected for decades and rendered almost half of the Internet vulnerable to theft by the time patches were rolled out.
Now to solve this hurdle, DARPA has come up with an idea: To build a smart Artificial Intelligence System that will automatically detect and even patch security flaws in a system. Isn’t it a revolutionary idea for Internet Security?

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has selected seven teams of finalists who will face off in a historic battle, as each tries to defend themselves and find out flaws without any human control. The DARPA Cyber Grand Challenge will be held at the annual DEF CON hacking conference in Las Vegas next month.

Read more at
http://thehackernews.com/2016/07/hacking-artificial-intelligence.html

DARPA-Secure-Messaging-App

Now, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is finding someone in the private sector to develop a hacker-proof “secure messaging and transaction platform” for the U.S. military.

Darpa wants researchers to create a secure messaging and transaction platform that should be accessible via the web browser or standalone native application.

The secure messaging app should “separate the message creation, from the transfer (transport) and reception of the message using a decentralized messaging backbone to allow anyone anywhere the ability to send a secure message or conduct other transactions across multiple channels traceable in a decentralized ledger,” agency’s notice explains.

Read more at
http://thehackernews.com/2016/04/secure-messenger.html