Amber Corrin reports:
While data travels from point A to point B on the Internet, exactly where it goes in between is not really clear. A consequence of this mysterious routing is that the point at which an adversary might attach malicious code is hard to identify.
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is trying to bring more clarity to the path data takes with THEIA, a program named for the Greek goddess of shining light. The $4.2 million effort, awarded by DARPA and the Air Force Research Laboratory to the Georgia Institute of Technology’s College of Computing, involves illustrating exactly where and how data moves when routed between Internet hosts.
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