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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RE: You feel it is not secure?
by Morgan on Sun 24th Jul 2011 08:53 UTC in reply to "You feel it is not secure?"
Morgan
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The only issue I think it might have with security is the fact that it uses proprietary binary software. The article mentions Flash 10.3 and the Nvidia binary driver, and there may be more. Since the source code for those binary-only blobs cannot be vetted, I would suspect them of being possible vectors for intrusion before the open source parts. If I remember correctly Flash was a successful vector in at least one Pwn2Own contest. That said, I think it's highly unlikely given the overall focus on keeping the distro secure.

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