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[News] A Look at GNU/Linux Distributions: BeCrypt Trusted Client, Billix, RAMdisk

  • Subject: [News] A Look at GNU/Linux Distributions: BeCrypt Trusted Client, Billix, RAMdisk
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 13 Mar 2009 09:21:42 +0000
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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Securely booting from strangest of places

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| The USB drive, called the BeCrypt Trusted Client, contains a stripped-down 
| version of Linux, along with any applications you want to run. This setup 
| would allow a government worker to run a secure session from anywhere by 
| using the basic secure OS along with downloadable applications provided by 
| Citrix software or some other client. The material on the drive is encrypted 
| with either 128 bit or 256 bit Advanced Encryption Standard (AES). This 
| device costs $100, though there is a discount with purchase of multiple 
| devices.       


The USB finger guy adds his two bits 

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| Jerry Jalava's sci-fi finger became a Web sensation after a friend of his 
| blogged about the creation, noting that the drive was loaded with a version 
| of Linux.  
| Jalava clarified the situation on his blog last night. For one thing, it's 
| not permanent. For another, it's loaded with more than just the Billix 
| version of Linux.  


High-security, RAMdisk Linux rev'd

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| An interesting physical security-focused Linux distribution was upgraded a 
| couple of days ago. Tin Hat Linux reportedly takes a Vista-like five minutes 
| to boot, because its whole filesystem is decrypted and loaded from an optical 
| drive onto a RAMdisk (tmpfs). But after that, it's likely Puppy-fast!    
| [...]
| According to the Tin Hat project page, Tin Hat "aims towards the ideal of 
| guaranteeing zero information loss should the attacker physically acquire the 
| box -- either the adversary is faced with no file system to even begin 
| cracking, or if any non-ephemeral memory is found, the adversary should not 
| be able to tell if he is looking at encrypted data or random noise."    



Death of the CD, a new world for Linux?

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| I ask this, because, while we do in fact have distributions that run off pen
| drives, we don't have any way to write distros to flash cards yet.  And if
| the flash card is going to be the next medium of choice for music and movies,
| and likely all digital media, including software, how long will it be before
| people start demanding Linux distros that are capable of being installed from
| flash media?


Gdium Liberty Netbook Uses USB Key for a Hard Drive

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| Here's a netbook with a twist: Emtec's 10-inch Gdium Liberty has no hard
| drive. Instead, it will ship with a bootable USB storage stick (dubbed the
| G-Key) that runs Mandriva G-Linux and has over 50 open-source applications
| pre-installed: including OpenOffice, Firefox, Thunderbird and Spam Assassin.


EMTEC unveils new Gdium netbook

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| It appears that EMTEC’s new Gdium netbook is ready for prime-time, or in this
| case, ready for display at CES.  We went hands-on with a non-functioning
| prototype of the Gdium last August at IFA 2008 and now have pictures and
| specs for what appears to be the final product.

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