HAIRSTYLED ANTIVIRUS PIONEER John McAfee is planning a security silver bullet that he claims will protect us all from the peering eyes of the US National Security Agency (NSA).
McAfee has an eye on a $100 thing that will decentralise internet access and make it impossible to trace. D-Central, as he calls it, will slide onto tablets and mobile devices and other machines and cloak them from men in black suits and matching black helicopters.
McAfee introduced the plan in a talk at the C2SV Technology Conference in San Jose, California on Saturday.
This is not the first recent video that we have had from him. Recently he released one that we think was supposed to tell people how to uninstall McAfee security software, but descended very quickly into a bizarre, drug fueled romp.
This video interview takes in everything about McAfee's time in Belize, the incident involving his neighbour, police pressure and what he looks like naked before getting around to security.
The interesting part of the interview is about D-Central, though, and McAfee said that a combination of hardware and software will prevent the government from knowing who you are or where you are. He added that if it is barred from sale in the US, then he will sell it in the UK and in other countries.
McAfee said that it will involve a local layer applied to the network. He said that you will be able to offer two profiles, one public and one private, adding that it will use encryption that the NSA does not have access to.
McAfee suggested that as part of the dark web it would be a simple system. "It has no screen," he said. "It communicates with your iPhone, your laptop and your tablet."
The device will be localised, and each person's network will be unique. McAfee imagines that it will work best in communities, including universities. "I cannot imagine one college student in the world who will not stand in line to get one," he said. "There is no way to tell who is doing what or where."
McAfee estimated that he is about six months away from producing an initial prototype. µ
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