Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 22nd Jul 2011 21:03 UTC, submitted by fran
Linux "Lightweight Portable Security (LPS), created by USA's Department of Defense, is a small Linux live CD focusing on privacy and security, for this reason, it boots from a CD and executes from RAM, providing a web browser, a file manager and some interesing tools. LPS-Public turns an untrusted system into a trusted network client." Complete with backdoor so they can spy on all of us I'm sure!1!!
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similar comments w/selinux
by jack_perry on Sat 23rd Jul 2011 12:45 UTC
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Complete with backdoor so they can spy on all of us I'm sure!

(and others) I recall similar comments when SELinux was put out by the NSA, but now it's a standard component of the Linux kernel. Eat crow, already.

The article implies that this distribution isn't so much for public consumption, anyway. It's for government workers:

The idea behind it is that government workers can use a CDROM or USB stick to boot into a tamper proof, pristine desktop when using insecure computers such as those available in hotels or a worker’s own home....no trace of work activity can be written to the local computer.

That last part looks intriguing.

(Edit: used wrong word. Then I misspelled the right word. 'Tain't my day today.)

Edited 2011-07-23 12:46 UTC

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