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Sep 24, 2011

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 version 1.2.5 (23-9-2011) 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.
This is a maintenance release, and I noticed no major changes.  Linux Kernel is v.2.6.27.56, and Mozilla Firefox stays at version 3.6.22.
The very handy Encryption Wizard tool version is 3.2.10-FIPS.

The download link is here: http://spi.dod.mil/lipose.htm

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