[LINK] Military cipher broken
lannet at lannet.com.au
Thu May 18 15:11:36 EST 2006
Strange as it may seem, that's not such a silly idea. Let's see who
gets to patent it first...
Tom Worthington wrote:
> 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
> Tom Worthington FACS HLM tom.worthington at tomw.net.au Ph: 0419 496150
> Director, Tomw Communications Pty Ltd ABN: 17 088 714 309
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