[LINK] Military cipher broken

Tom Worthington Tom.Worthington at tomw.net.au
Thu May 18 13:03:57 EST 2006

At 10:59 AM 5/18/2006, Glen Turner wrote:
>... The requirement is to keep such documents securely.  Such as in 
>a locked briefcase. ...

A briefcase is so last century. Link Institute to the rescue:

                         LINK INSTITUTE LINKGRAM

         Security FlasHard Developed for Australian Defence Force

18 May 2006, Canberra: The Link Institute today announced a new 
security system to protect sensitive Defence Department electronic 
documents from inadvertent public release. The FlasHard system will 
be offered to Australian and military authorities around the world 
requiring control of sensitive items.

The FlashHard system consists of a reinforced military specification 
lanyard which can be attached to a flash drive, or other removable 
electronic memory device.  The other end of the FlashHard is secured 
to the uniform of the personnel responsible for the information. The 
FlashHard will first provide a warning if the user attempts to leave 
their workstation without removing the flash drive. If the user 
ignores the warning, the FlashHard will automatically eject the flash 
drive from the workstation and retract it onto the user's uniform.

The FlashHard system will initially available in Mil Spec 5625 
Tubular (Strength: 6000 lbf) with universal digital camouflage 
pattern, as well as Black for special forces use.

Link Institute claim their lanyard to be superior to the TriTech TRRL 
Tactical Retention/Recovery Lanyard, previously used by the United 
States Military in Iraq, Afghanastan, and Bosnia 



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