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DARPA Looks For Backdoors, Malware In Tech Products
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John Foley
John Foley,
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12/3/2012 | 10:36:38 PM
re: DARPA Looks For Backdoors, Malware In Tech Products
The challenge of securing the federal IT supply chain is well known. (See InformationWeek Government's "Securing The Cyber Supply Chain" report from 2009.) Take that and multiple by a million mobile devices and apps, and you get a sense of what DOD is up against. The challenge is one of A) control [DOD has less of it in the mobile world], and B) unprecedented scale. DARPA acknowledges that, the perception at least, is that "this problem is simply unapproachable." It will be interesting, and not just for the Pentagon, to see what ideas are brought forward. Many large businesses face the same challenge.
PJS880
PJS880,
User Rank: Ninja
12/17/2012 | 8:18:34 AM
re: DARPA Looks For Backdoors, Malware In Tech Products
If the DOD is they worried about palate backdoor and other malicious item that will allow access to their systems and cause potential damage, the why not create in house software and hardware to know exactly what is and is not present? As far as the sloppy coding on the routers, we all know human error is the biggest reason for many mistakes. So this is an in house test they are performing on their own machines?

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