HP develop browser-based darknet "Veiled"

Researchers at Hewlett-Packard’ve created a browser-based darknet, an idea that could make it easier for businesses to keep eavesdroppers from uncovering confidential information. Darknets are encrypted peer-to-peer networks normally used to communicate files between closed groups of people. Most darknets require a certain level of technological literacy to set up and maintain, including taking care of […]

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Researchers at Hewlett-Packard’ve created a browser-based darknet, an idea that could make it easier for businesses to keep eavesdroppers from uncovering confidential information. Darknets are encrypted peer-to-peer networks normally used to communicate files between closed groups of people. Most darknets require a certain level of technological literacy to set up and maintain, including taking care of the necessary servers. However, HP researchers Billy Hoffman and Matt Wood plan to demonstrate a browser-based darknet called "Veiled," which they claim requires little proficiency to set up and runm at the Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas. "HP has no desire to patent or copyright or release any code," Wood said. "Black Hat is one of the top security conferences, and we want to get this cool idea into the hands of people who are really smart."