The U.S. Government is testing a new type of computer: it’s a laptop computer that’s capable of running malware.
The technology, which is still in the early stages, is called the Remote Operating System (ROS).
It has been developed by the Department of Homeland Security’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).
DARPA has also tested the system on the Raspberry Pi.
According to DARPA, the ROS system is capable of detecting and responding to malicious software.
The company is working with software company Rapid7 to create the software to support the ROS.
“The goal of this work is to allow users to quickly and easily get a system that’s safe for work, even if it’s not necessarily the best system for the job,” said Rob Dickson, DARPA program manager for security and risk.
“By enabling remote work environments, users can be more confident in what they’re doing and can more easily secure their systems.”
The ROS system works by scanning the system’s hard drive and memory and detecting software that might be potentially dangerous.
In some cases, the software may be embedded in the system itself.
The ROS system scans the hard drive to make sure the hard disk is not tampered with.
Once the system detects a potential malware threat, the system then uses the information to identify and terminate the program.
The software then sends a signal to a central server that triggers the program to shut down.
“The system can also identify and isolate malicious programs that may have previously been installed in the target system,” DARPA explained.
The program also contains a “killswitch” that can be triggered to kill a program if the system cannot detect it.
The ROS systems were developed by Rapid7 and are being tested on the company’s RaspBerry Pi.
It’s the first ROS system that was tested on a Raspberry Pi computer.
Rapid7 says the ROS software is able to work on “many different operating systems and architectures.”
Rapid7 said the ROS platform can run “a wide variety of applications including Linux, Windows, and macOS.”
The software also has the capability to monitor the system and send a kill command to stop it from running malicious software, but it’s unclear if that feature can be used to shut off a malicious system or to protect the system from malware attacks.
Rapid 7 says it has been working on the ROS for about two years.
The ROS is currently being tested at DARPA’s Cyber Security and Homeland Security Center, which has been in place since the early 1990s.
“ROS is one of the first systems that we’ve been able to actually see actually work,” said Christopher Johnson, director of DARPA Cyber Security Program.
The system is not intended for the public.
The new ROS systems are expected to be available for testing by the end of the year.
Rapid is also working on a ROS system for small businesses.