NSA attempting to design crack-proof computer

    Date 01 Feb 2001
    Category Government
    3572
    Posted By Anthony Pell
    Software emulation firm VMware announced it has teamed up with researchers at the National Security Agency to create a nearly crack-proof computer that can place sensitive data in virtual vaults inside the PC. The concept, assuming it works, would streamline the . . .
    Software emulation firm VMware announced it has teamed up with researchers at the National Security Agency to create a nearly crack-proof computer that can place sensitive data in virtual vaults inside the PC. The concept, assuming it works, would streamline the methods intelligence agencies use to manage data. At present, the NSA--the military surveillance arm of the United States intelligence community--physically separates networks carrying data of a particular classification. For example, top-secret data might be kept on a different computer than data classified merely as sensitive material. Sometimes, in order for a worker to have access to the information they need, up to six different computers can be on a single desk.

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