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Nov 16, 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 1.3.1 (11 November 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 version has the latest Firefox rel. 8.0 embedded, and the Openoffice suite  3.0.0 Build 9567 comes with a library of dictionaries including modern and even ancient Greek!

The very handy Encryption Wizard is now in version 3.2.10-FIPS, and supports the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) with 128-bit keys for its file encryption.

You can Free download this latest LPS Linux Standard or Deluxe distribution  here , and you can register for update notifications here .

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