04 May 2014

As NSA builds arsenal, funding for cybermilitary goes up | RallyPoint.com

Military News - As NSA builds arsenal, funding for cybermilitary goes up

Image Copyright: Ken Lambert/Seattle Times/MCT

By Jordan Robertson and Michael Riley
Copyright: Bloomberg News

WASHINGTON — On Florida's Atlantic coast, cyber arms makers working for U.S. spy agencies are bombarding billions of lines of computer code with random data that can expose software flaws the U.S. might exploit.

In Pittsburgh, researchers with a Pentagon contract are teaching computers to scan software for bugs and turn them automatically into weapons. In a converted textile mill in New Hampshire, programmers are testing the combat potential of coding errors on a digital bombing range.

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