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DARPA Unveils Hack-Resistant Drone 107

Posted by timothy
from the nothing's-perfect dept.
savuporo (658486) writes with news based on the work of a DARPA project known as High Assurance Cyber Military Systems: "'The Pentagon's research arm unveiled a new drone built with secure software that "prevents the control and navigation of the aircraft from being hacked. ... The software is designed to make sure a hacker cannot take over control of a UAS. The software is mathematically proven to be invulnerable to large classes of attack,' [HACMS program manager Kathleen] Fisher said." This is currently being demoed on a quad-copter platform. It would be interesting to know the CPU architecture, chipset, programming language and the suite of communication protol this thing uses ."
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DARPA Unveils Hack-Resistant Drone

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  • Seriously people? (Score:4, Interesting)

    by Typical Slashdotter (2848579) on Saturday May 24, 2014 @01:49PM (#47083591)

    I admit that the article doesn't go into any technical details, but the number of comments here that are completely ignorant of what formal verification [wikipedia.org] is and reject that it is even possible is...disturbing. (See CompCert [inria.fr] for a real-world example of this practice.) Since the article was so bad, I don't know what the team actually did, but "mathematically proven to be invulnerable to large classes of attack" is exactly the sort of prudent statement I would expect from someone who has done good work making a hardened system.

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