Sep. 30, 2013 7:30pm Liz Klimas
A security company mogul revealed an idea for a device that would help users thwart online surveillance, like that conducted by the National Security Agency, and also make the Internet “hack-proof.”
John McAfee, founder of McAfee Inc., sat in cargo pants, a black hoodie and Nikes at the C2SV Technology Conference + Music Festival in San Jose over the weekend, talking about a pocket-size device that would cost less than $100. He said it would create a mobile, encrypted network that makes it impossible to tell “who is doing what, when or where.”
McAfee said he has been thinking about the product called D-Central made through his new company Future Tense Central for years.
“I can’t get out of security,” he said. “For some reason, it’s part of my brain, part of my thinking. And we don’t have much anymore, certainly not in the online world.
“The NSA helped create every single encryption algorithm that we use,” McAfee alleged, ” therefore, they can get access to whatever they want.”
The way McAfee explained it, the D-Central hardware device and app would not only protect against spying from government agencies but hackers as well.
“We live in a very insecure world with a very insecure communication platform,” he continued.