Will Humans or Bots Rule Cybersecurity? The Answer Is Yes
On Thursday night, at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas, Darpa held a $55 million hacking contest open only to bots. After the contest was underway, as these bots began hunting for security bugs planted inside seven supercomputers perched atop the ballroom stage, the agency revealed that some of these bugs were inspired by Internet history. It had planted security holes akin to 2014’s Heartbleed and the bug exploited by the 2003 SQL Slammer worm and the rather subtle and complex Crackaddr bug, also 2003.