[Cryptography] An Ocean of Sanity

Henry Baker hbaker1 at pipeline.com
Wed Jan 14 19:05:39 EST 2015

At 02:02 PM 1/14/2015, Richard Outerbridge wrote:
>Even though run through those Boyze in Blue: the US Air Force.
>( http://spi.dod.mil/lipose.htm )
>Let alone ( http://spi.dod.mil/ewizard.htm )

Especially amusing are these parts:

"Download the LPS-Public Deluxe ISO image, version 1.5.6 (5 December 2014).  This version is the same as the LPS-Public edition, but also includes *** LibreOffice and Adobe Reader software. ***"

[Adobe Reader, of course, is a premier entrypoint for all kinds of malware, including that from certain TLA's.]

"LPS differs from traditional operating systems in that it isn't continually patched"

[Whew!  Don't want those hackers to have to continually re-infect that USB or SATA disk.]

"Encryption Wizard (EW) is a simple, strong, *** Java *** file and folder encryptor for protection of sensitive information (FOUO, Privacy Act, CUI, etc.).  EW encrypts all file types for data-in-transit protection and supplements data-at-rest protection.  Without requiring installation or elevated privileges, EW runs on Windows, Mac, Linux, Solaris, and other computers with *** Standard Edition Java. ***"

[Java, of course, is yet another significant source of vulnerabilities, including from the aforementioned TLA's.]

No doubt someone in the blue yonder was using this software to watch a pirated copy of "The Interview" a few days ago when their Twitter account was compromised.

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