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Codebreaker

US military building a sort of internet rural Nevada

John Moe Jun 17, 2011

It’s called the National Cyber Range and it’s being constructed by the Pentagon’s always interesting and usually somewhat disquieting Darpa group. It’s basically a dummy internet being built to test cyber defenses by simulating a broad range of cyber attacks. The system should be up and ready to go some time next year. Among the bugs still in the system: Lockheed Martin is helping build the thing and that company was the target of a recent hack. Whoops.

Well, as long as it never connects to the actual internet, everything should be fine. And if it does, that will be a TOTAL DISASTER. Good luck, everyone!

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