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DARPA Wants Gamers to Test Out Software Vulnerabilities

DARPA Wants Gamers to Test Out Software Vulnerabilities

Susanne Posel
Occupy Corporatism
December 7, 2013

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has found a way to scan millions of lines of software code for vulnerabilities using volunteers who are playing video games.

English: This was the most up-to-date DARPA lo...

English: This was the most up-to-date DARPA logo as of January 2009. It is obsolete now. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Called Verigames , volunteers identify problematic chunks of code that assists analysts in lowering the work load.

These free games are marketed to users of Apple or iPads and are set up as most online crowd-sourcing games are.

In the game [email protected] , the gamer can scan the skies for extraterrestrial life.

CircuitBot encourages players to assemble a team of robots to carry out a mission.

The game Fold It allows the user to play puzzles that are actually analyzing protein folding.

– See more at: http://www.occupycorporatism.com/darpa-wants-gamers-test-software-vulnerabilities/#sthash.6NNeoc6D.dpuf

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has found a way to scan millions of lines of software code for vulnerabilities using volunteers who are playing video games.

Called Verigames , volunteers identify problematic chunks of code that assists analysts in lowering the work load.

These free games are marketed to users of Apple or iPads and are set up as most online crowd-sourcing games are.

In the game [email protected] , the gamer can scan the skies for extraterrestrial life.

CircuitBot encourages players to assemble a team of robots to carry out a mission.

The game Fold It allows the user to play puzzles that are actually analyzing protein folding.

– See more at: http://www.occupycorporatism.com/darpa-wants-gamers-test-software-vulnerabilities/#sthash.6NNeoc6D.dpuf

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has found a way to scan millions of lines of software code for vulnerabilities using volunteers who are playing video games.

Called Verigames , volunteers identify problematic chunks of code that assists analysts in lowering the work load.

These free games are marketed to users of Apple or iPads and are set up as most online crowd-sourcing games are.

In the game [email protected] , the gamer can scan the skies for extraterrestrial life.

CircuitBot encourages players to assemble a team of robots to carry out a mission.

The game Fold It allows the user to play puzzles that are actually analyzing protein folding.

– See more at: http://www.occupycorporatism.com/darpa-wants-gamers-test-software-vulnerabilities/#sthash.6NNeoc6D.dpuf

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