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Sep 15, 2012

UPDATE: New Version of the U.S. Department of Defense Lightweight Portable Security (LPS) Linux Distribution

The Anti-Tamper Software Protection Initiative (ATSPI) Technology Office of the U.S. Department of Defense has released a new version of the very interesting LPS Linux distribution.
In my post of July 30, 2011 there is a brief presentation of my experience in installing and initially using this portable Linux that“creates a secure end node from trusted media on almost any Intel-based computer (PC or Mac)” and “boots a thin Linux operating system from a CD or USB flash stick without mounting a local hard drive”.

The new release 1.3.6 (14 September 2012) was announced by email notification to all registered users, and anyone interested can download the free ISO image of the standard or the deluxe version here.

According to the official LPS Notes, the new Release includes the following changes:

Changes in Version 1.3.6

Maintenance release, released 14 September 2012

  • Updated Firefox to 10.0.7 ESR
  • Updated Firefox Extension: HTTPS Everywhere 2.2.2
  • Updated Firefox Extension: NoScript 2.5.4
  • Updated Thunderbird to 10.0.7 ESR (Deluxe only)
  • Updated Pidgin to 2.10.6 (Deluxe only)
  • Flash not updated to 11.2.202.238 (it crashes with youtube)
  • Updated Java to 1.6u35
  • Updated OpenSSH to 6.1p1
  • Removed Firefox extension blocklisting, which generated spurious warnings
  • Minor bookmark updates

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